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Carson-Dellosa Welcomes Ira Hernowitz as Chief Executive Officer

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Carson-Dellosa Welcomes Ira Hernowitz as Chief Executive Officer

Ira Hernowitz, veteran executive in the education and early childhood industry, joins leading supplemental educational company Carson-Dellosa as Chief Executive Officer.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ira Hernowitz as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 5th, 2018.

"We are excited to welcome Ira as Carson-Dellosa's Chief Executive Officer. We've selected an exceptional leader who has transformed and helped world-leading brands grow, at a time when our company is rapidly expanding its brand portfolio," said Carson-Dellosa Chairman Scott Evans. "We've recently completed an integration of Rourke Educational Media® to expand our reach into the library market, and we've also introduced Schoolgirl Style™ and I'm Lovin' Lit ™ into retail to reinforce our leading position in the teacher market. We are also aggressively pursuing growth in the parent market. Ira's consumer centric leadership, product innovation, and exceptional storytelling will be amazing assets to Carson-Dellosa. More importantly, he is a perfect cultural fit for this organization." Al Greco will assume the role of President for Carson-Dellosa, and will lead the company's business development and product commercialization efforts.
Hernowitz is an accomplished executive in consumer markets. As GM/SVP Pre-School, Creative Play and Girls at Hasbro Inc., he was responsible for a portfolio that included Playskool™ and Play-Doh™. He also held leadership roles at Melissa & Doug and at Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us. As a former President of the Stride Rite Children's group, he led the re-branding of a division which included e-commerce, brick and mortar stores, wholesale, and international expansion. Most recently, as CEO of Kindara, he led a digital company focus on women's health.

"I am honored to lead Carson-Dellosa. Our brands and intellectual property are terrific assets, and our team is passionate and innovative," says Hernowitz. "The education market has a personal connection to me: my parents were educators and my daughter just started her teaching career. I think the opportunities for Carson-Dellosa are immense, and I look forward to working with the team and growing the business."

About Carson-Dellosa™ Publishing Group (http://www.carsondellosa.com)
At Carson-Dellosa, we believe that learning is everywhere. Whether at school, at home, or on-the-go, life is filled with learning moments. As the market-leading publisher of children's supplemental educational products, we've been bridging school and home with innovative solutions for teachers and families for more than 40 years. Our market-leading brands Carson-Dellosa Education™, Spectrum®, Summer Bridge™, Schoolgirl Style™, Thinking Kids™, Rourke Educational Media, and Brighter Child® are available at more than 10,000 retail locations.

Contacts
Julia Davis, VP Marketing, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 443-631-0683; jdavis(at)carsondellosa.com
Scott Evans, Chairman of the Board, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 610-263-0107

 

SOURCE Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group

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