Jim Rowan, the former CEO of Dyson, is to join the PCH International board of directors, effective immediately.
“I’ve long admired Jim for his deep understanding of the power of design and brand,” says PCH CEO Liam Casey. “Jim has brought innovative, high-design category-defining products to market globally and has transformed the consumer experience. Jim will be invaluable to PCH as we continue to help brands bring premium products to market.”
“Jim has great insight into the market dynamics that brands face today. His experience in building a direct-to-consumer business will be a great support to our customers who are competing in a world where consumer expectations are rising, brand power is essential, and supply chains must be flexible, responsive and intelligent,” says Mike McNamara, chairman of PCH.
“I’ve followed the PCH story for many years,” says Jim Rowan. “PCH’s asset-light business model has been ahead of its time. Brands require this agility and intelligence to deliver unique experiences that consumers expect. I look forward to working with Liam, Mike and the PCH team.”
A brief history of Jim Rowan
Jim Rowan was appointed chief executive officer at Dyson in 2017 after five years as chief operating officer at the company. He implemented the strategy and investments that allowed the company to “pivot to digital” quickly building it into a substantial channel for the company. He drove product and service innovation to the next level allowing Dyson to enter new markets and geographies successfully. He spearheaded Dyson’s complex transition into a digitally enabled global technology organisation.
Before joining Dyson, Rowan was the chief operating officer of Research in Motion, (BlackBerry), executive vice president of worldwide operations for Celestica and vice president of operations for the Flextronics European region.
Jim founded two successful start-ups which were acquired, after which he took positions within the expanded organisations.