American Recreation Products appointed Dale Philippi to the position of president and chief executive officer. He replaces Jim Baumann, who is leaving the company.

According to a statement from American Recreation Products, Philippi
has extensive executive experience in leading consumer branded companies,
including stints at Electrolux/Eureka, Inland  Steel, Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini, and
Black & Decker.  Most recently, Philippi was the General Manager of  Price Pfister, a leading
brand in the fashion and
commercial plumbing industry.


Philippi also possesses a MBA, with Strategy & Marketing
concentrations  from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of  Business.


Chris  Metz,  managing 
director, Sun Capital Partner, Inc., stated, “We are very  excited that Dale Philippi will be leading American
Recreation Products. Dale is a proven leader with a thorough understanding of how
to partner with customers to develop great products and brands. He brings the
right  blend  of 
experience to American Recreation Products to  further its growth  and 
enable the company to maximize its potential.”


added, “I would like to thank Jim Baumann for his service and wish him
well n his uture endeavors as he pursues personal interests.”

Baumann, who previously was president of Follett College
Stores, became president in October 2008, replacing long-time president George