POP Taps Wohlwender as CEO

  • POP Displays (POP) has announced that Edward R. Wohlwender has been appointed its President and CEO, effective March 25, 2007. The appointment filled a vacancy created by William K. Berry who has decided to pursue other interests. POP is a manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays focused primarily on permanent displays in cosmetics and electronics for mass channel retailers.
  • POP has expertise in developing and implementing large, complex programs including plastic molded wall units, show cases, film bins, counter units, floor stands, kiosks, testers, and window displays, from creative design and manufacturing to warehousing and maintenance support. POP Displays has longstanding customer relationships with Maybelline, Staples, CVS Pharmacies, and L’Oreal.
  • POP is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies.
  • Wohlwender has over 20-years experience in executive management in several large publicly-traded companies, most recently as Senior Vice President of the Operations Support Group for Technical Olympic USA, Inc., a national builder of single-family residences, town homes and condominiums. Previously, he owned and managed Value Chain Consulting, a consulting firm based in Ohio specializing in supply chain optimization. He has held senior executive roles in Standard Register Company, an integrated document solutions provider, in the consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP, and with the Sara Lee Corporation where he led initiatives in several industries with successful results in the areas of supply chain, operations and sales.
  • Chris T. Metz, Managing Director, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., stated, “We are pleased to appoint Edward R. Wohlwender as POP’s new President and CEO. Ed has had an outstanding record in executive management helping companies develop and utilize problem-solving methodologies to ensure success. He brings an extensive supply chain experience and a customer-focused value system to POP Displays.”
  • Edward R. Wohlwender, president and CEO, POP Displays, Inc., added, “I am excited to have been selected to lead POP Displays and look forward to working with our management team in growing and strengthening POP Display’s operational performance, revenue growth, and enterprise value.”
  • For information: Linda Nash, 914-771-420; lnash@popinc.com; www.popdisplaysusa.com