PlayPower, Inc., Appoints Earl Jewett to Chief Operating Officer
March 16, 2020 — PlayPower, Inc., a leading global designer and manufacturer of commercial playgrounds as well as indoor and outdoor recreational equipment, has appointed Earl Jewett as Chief Operating Officer.
PlayPower, Inc., part of the Littlejohn & Co., LLC investment portfolio, goes to market under some of the most well-recognized brand names in the industry, including Miracle, Little Tikes Commercial, Soft Play, USA Shade and EZ Dock in North America and primarily under the HAGS brand name in Europe.
Jewett comes to PlayPower from LBP Manufacturing where he served as Chief Operating Officer, and Klein Tools, where he served as Vice President of Manufacturing.
ON Partners and partner Heidi Hoffman are proud to have partnered with PlayPower, Littlejohn & Co., and Earl Jewett on this successful, executive placement.
About PlayPower, Inc.
PlayPower, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of outdoor recreational products and the world’s largest, fully integrated manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, surfacing solutions, floating dock systems and lifts for boats and personal watercraft, shade solutions and site furnishings. The company is headquartered in Huntersville, NC, with marketing, sales and manufacturing facilities in Monett, MO; Lewisburg, PA, Englewood, CO, Silverlake, IN and Dallas, TX; Nogales, Mexico; Selby, England; Perth, Scotland; Sosnowiec, Poland; and Aneby, Sweden. PlayPower, Inc’s. goal is to lead the market in all areas in which it competes and to continue to bring innovation and fun to the marketplace.
About Littlejohn & Co., LLC
Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments primarily in middle market companies. With over $10.9 billion in regulatory assets under management (RAUM), the firm seeks to build sustainable success for its portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit www.littlejohnllc.com.
About ON Partners
ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the multi-service global firms they were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience. The firm has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists six times, was named to the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame in 2018 and is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, see our results here.
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