CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance Company, a leading global designer and manufacturer of branded and private label décor and fragrance products across multiple channels, today announced that it has appointed new leadership. Seasoned consumer packaged goods executive Scott Meader has joined the company as CEO.
“Scott brings 35 years of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods and retail,” said Mayank Singh, Managing Director for Centre Lane Partners, LLC. “He has a strong track record developing and growing businesses, and we are confident that his expertise and knowledge will enhance our success in this dynamic and ever-changing market.”
In his role, Meader will put his experience streamlining operations to work, while continuing to scale the company’s candle and décor offerings across the globe. Luminex owns and operates Candle-lite, the leader in candle and fragrance, and PartyLite, the recognized global leader in candle sales.
“I’m thrilled to join a global home décor and fragrance company with such a long and storied heritage,” Meader said. “The market presents huge opportunities as people continue to spend more time at home and make more purchases online. Luminex is well-positioned to capitalize on these trends to help create better spaces and brighten people’s homes."
Meader has held various CEO-level positions for private equity portfolio companies including Ronnoco Coffee LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of coffee, tea and related beverage products, AB Mauri Fleischmann’s, a global leader in bakery ingredient manufacturing, and Milnot Holding Corp., a branded and private label food company selling to the food, drug and mass merchandiser channels.
Meader has also served as a board director for several CPG companies including Nellson Nutraceuticals, Eurofresh, Allied Blending & Ingredients and Pierre Foods. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA with honors from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, with majors in operations, finance, and marketing. Meader will be based in the company’s Blue Ash, Ohio headquarters.
About Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance
Luminex designs, manufactures and sells candles, home fragrance and home décor accessories through its two subsidiaries, Candle-lite and PartyLite. Candle-lite sells branded and private label products through the food, drug, and mass merchandise channels. PartyLite is the leading global home fragrance and accessories company in the direct sales (network marketing) channel. These two iconic and market-leading home fragrance companies produce candles with unparalleled fragrance integrity that adhere to the highest quality standards.
About Centre Lane Partners
Centre Lane is a private investment firm focused on making equity and debt, control and non-control, investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 million and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. Industries targeted for investment are broad and diverse with no industry excluded from our consideration. For more information, please go to www.centrelanepartners.com.