KWIKSET PROMOTES KEITH BRANDON TO DIVISIONAL V.P., RESIDENTIAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS

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LAKE FOREST, CA (July 6, 2015)  Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that Keith Brandon has been promoted to the position of Divisional Vice President – Residential Access Solutions (RAS) Sales and Marketing.  In his new role, Brandon will continue to oversee all marketing and sales responsibilities for Kwikset’s RAS business. This includes Kevo™, the first to market Bluetooth enabled residential door lock.

Brandon is also responsible for the company’s Home Connect products that deliver industry leading integrated Zigbee and Z-Wave lock solutions to the emerging and expanding home automation and security markets.

            Brandon has been with Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) for 13 years, holding a variety of leadership roles, including: Group Product Manager; Director, Global Sourcing – Baldwin; and Director, Quality, Baldwin.  A 1999 graduate of Murray State University, Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.  He is a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and is also certified in Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and ISO 9000/14000.

            Said Tim Goff, Chief Marketing Officer for Spectrum Brands HHI, “Keith has successfully led our Residential Access Solutions platform from inception to an exponentially growing business.  This is a well-deserved promotion.”

About Kwikset

            Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications.  Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.

About HHI

            Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®.  HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister).  Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.  HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). 

About Spectrum Brands

            Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products.  Spectrum Brands employs over 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.

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