SOURCE: Summer Infant, Inc.

November 22, 2011 16:05 ET

Summer Infant, Inc. New COO Takes Office

WOONSOCKET, RI--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - As previously announced, Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR), a global leader in premium juvenile products, hired David S. Hemendinger to become Chief Operating Officer. On November 21, 2011, he began his employment at the Company. "We are excited to have David's skills and depth on board at Summer Infant," said Jason Macari, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "His broad experience and leadership capabilities in operations will greatly strengthen our senior management team." As an inducement to Mr. Hemendinger joining the Company, the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors approved an option to acquire up to 40,000 shares of the company's common stock, vesting 25% each year beginning one year after the date of grant (November 21, 2011), and an award of 20,000 shares of restricted stock, also vesting 25% each year beginning one year after the date of grant. These awards are in lieu of the awards previously disclosed, and are being granted outside of the Company's existing incentive compensation plan. For further information concerning the terms of these awards, please refer to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2011.

About Summer Infant, Inc.

Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Company is a designer, marketer and distributor of branded durable juvenile health, safety and wellness products (for ages 0-3 years) that provide innovative solutions and peace-of-mind for today's parents and caregivers. Sold principally to large U.S. retailers, the Company currently offers proprietary products in a number of different categories, including nursery audio/video monitors, safety gates, feeding and teething products, durable bath products, bed rails, nursery products, booster and potty seats, infant bedding, bouncers, travel accessories, highchairs, swings, nursery furniture and car seats.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Joe Driscoll
    Chief Financial Officer
    Summer Infant, Inc.
    (401) 671-6922