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Newly Formed The Sterno Group Acquires Rimports

Posted: Mar 01, 2018
CORONA, Calif., March 01, 2018 - Effective immediately, a new entity has been formed called The Sterno Group. Don Hinshaw is CEO of The Sterno Group with three company presidents reporting to him. The three companies are Sterno Products led by recently promoted  President Craig Carnes, Sterno Home led by President Michael Pacharis, and recently acquired Rimports, Inc. led by President Alan Farrell. Don Hinshaw commented, “This new structure will continue a successful corporate culture across multiple companies while also allowing the individual presidents of these stand alone companies to lead them to their full growth potential and focused on their specific customer base.”

In addition to the new structure, The Sterno Group has completed its acquisition of Rimports, Inc.

Rimports is a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded and private label scented wickless candle products used for home décor and fragrance. Headquartered in Provo, UT, the company offers an extensive line of wax warmers, scented wax cubes, essential oils and diffusers, and other home fragrance systems, through the mass retailer channel.

"We are thrilled with the acquisition of Rimports, a leader in scented wax products, adding to The Sterno Group’s portfolio of companies in our retail and foodservice channels. Rimports is an excellent fit, given our mutual commitment to high quality products, with a focus on customer-centric processes and a passion for innovation," stated Don Hinshaw, CEO of The Sterno Group.

Alan Farrell continues his current role as President of Rimports reporting to Don Hinshaw. Alan commented, “We are extremely excited to be a part of The Sterno Group.  This is a great union for Rimports as we look to continue our growth, by providing our retail partners with quality, innovative products that appeal to a growing customer base.  We both share a passion for creating world-class experiences for our customers.”

About The Sterno Group
Headquartered in Corona, California, The Sterno Group consists of the companies Sterno Products LLC, Sterno Home Inc., and Rimports Inc. who are the leading manufacturers and marketers in their respective segments. The Sterno Group is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI).
About Sterno Products, LLC
Known for the legendary line of iconic Sterno® chafing fuels, along with creative table lighting options, catering equipment, insulated food delivery products, and a consumer line of home entertaining products.
About Sterno Home, Inc
The innovative leader in realistic looking and themed flameless candles and a broad line of DIY outdoor home and pathway lighting found at most retailers in US and Canada.
About Rimports, Inc
The premier manufacturer of scented wax and essential oil products sold in many mass retailers across the country. Rimports operates under several brands including ScentSationals, AmbiEscents, adōr, Estate, and Oak & Rye. Most noteably, ScentSationals offers a full line of scented wax, wax warmers, pure essential oils, and diffusers. These brands and broad line of products deliver pleaseant fragrances to homes and offices everywhere.

Media Contact
David Amirault
Vice President of Marketing
amirault.david@sternoproducts.com

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