NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced the appointment of Steven C. McCormick to serve as its President, North America, effective November 3, 2008. McCormick, a seasoned executive with extensive consumer product, operations and general management experience, will oversee the Company's North American meetings operations, including its North American products, publishing and licensing businesses and will be reporting to David P. Kirchhoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
McCormick joins the Company from Odwalla, Inc., a leading natural health beverage company and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the past five years. Prior to his tenure at Odwalla, McCormick held a range of increasingly significant operational and leadership positions at Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., the largest global marketer, producer and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company.
"Steve has a unique combination of operational skills and consumer orientation," said Kirchhoff. "His previous experiences, broad background and keen insight make him the ideal person to further drive our North American business as we continue to work to help all consumers achieve healthier lifestyles."
"It is an honor for me to join the Weight Watchers team," said McCormick. "Weight Watchers is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the obesity epidemic in this country. I am very excited about my opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to an organization whose mission is so focused on dealing with this important issue."
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