Wilton, Conn.-based Sun Products Corp. has named Lawrence Benjamin to its board. Benjamin is currently a senior advisor for New Mountain Capital and a managing director of Capwell Partners. He is also chairman of SymphonyIRI, and serves as a member of the boards of Liz Claiborne Inc., Food Marketing Institute Foundation and Lake Forest Academy. Sun Products is a maker of fabric and household care products.
The Sun Products Corporation, a leading North American fabric and household care products company, today announced that Lawrence Benjamin has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
“We are delighted that Larry is joining our Board,” said Jeffrey P. Ansell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “His significant experience on both the retailer and manufacturing sides of the consumer packaged goods industry is a unique combination that will bring valuable insight to our Board and Company.”
Mr. Benjamin has more than 25 years of experience leading food companies in the retail, consumer packaged goods and food service industries. Most recently, he held several executive positions at Royal Ahold, including Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Foodservice, Chief Operating Officer of Ahold’s U.S. retail businesses, Executive Vice President of Royal Ahold and member of the company’s global board. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of The NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods, and Stella Foods, as well as President of Kraft Foods frozen meals division.
Mr. Benjamin is currently a Senior Advisor for New Mountain Capital and a Managing Director of Capwell Partners. In addition, Mr. Benjamin is Chairman of the Board of Directors of SymphonyIRI, and serves as a member of the boards of Liz Claiborne Inc., Food Marketing Institute Foundation and Lake Forest Academy.
About The Sun Products Corporation
The Sun Products Corporation, headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, is a leading North American provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners and other household products. With annual sales of $2 billion, the company’s portfolio of products are sold under well-known brands that include all(R), Wisk(R), Snuggle(R), Sun(R), Surf(R), and Sunlight(R). In addition, Sun Products is the manufacturing partner for many retailer brand laundry and dish products in North America.