Ceramic Industry

Oneida Appoints Shine Head of Consumer Division (posted 10/31/07)

October 31, 2007

Oneida Ltd. recently announced it has appointed Timothy J. Shine president of its Consumer division, a new position. Shine was previously senior vice president of Sales and a member of the executive leadership team at Westpoint Home, Inc. At Oneida, Shine will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global consumer business.

“Tim is an outstanding leader with extensive experience in the consumer sector, and we are very pleased to welcome him to Oneida,” said Jim Joseph, chief executive officer of Oneida. “His experience in the home sector of the consumer business will be immensely valuable to us as we continue to extend the Oneida brand into new consumer markets.”

“Oneida has one of the strongest, most recognized brands in the consumer tabletop industry, and that is a tremendous asset in the intensely competitive consumer market,” said Shine. “I am truly excited about Oneida’s growth prospects in the consumer sector, and I am looking forward to working with Oneida’s outstanding team to enhance our industry-leading market position.”

Shine worked for 25 years with Westpoint Home, a home textiles company with sales to consumer and hospitality customers, and held a variety of key positions within the company. Among his notable accomplishments as senior vice president of Sales was the development of the company’s Rachel Ray home textile line. He is a graduate of Boston College.

Visit www.oneida.com for additional information.