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Trepp to Succeed Morecroft as President, CEO of Hamilton Beach

Posted on November 12, 2009 by HFN Staff

CLEVELAND-Gregory Trepp will succeed Michael Morecroft as president and chief executive officer of Hamilton Beach when Morecroft retires on Dec. 31.

Trepp, who has been with Hamilton Beach since 1996, is currently interim president and CEO of sister company The Kitchen Collection, and will continue as CEO when he assumes charge over Hamilton Beach. According to a statement from NACCO Industries, parent of both Hamilton Beach and Kitchen Collection, he will also become a member of the Hamilton Beach's board of directors.

On Jan. 1, 2010, Robert LeBrun will become president of Kitchen Collection. LeBrun is currently Kitchen Collection's head of marketing.

Also on Jan. 1, Alfred Rankin, chairman, president and CEO of NACCO, will become chairman of the boards of both Hamilton Beach and Kitchen Collection. Morecroft will become vice chairman of both boards, as part of the Hamilton Beach succession plan. Morecroft joined Hamilton Beach in 1987 and became president and CEO in 2001.