July 07, 2016 - Britax Names Maria Montaño as President of the Americas
FORT MILL, S.C. – July 7, 2016: Britax Child Safety, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium car seats, strollers and accessories, today announced the appointment of Maria Montaño as president of Britax Americas, effective July 6, 2016. Montaño replaces James Priestley, who served as interim president for Britax Americas since January 2016.
“Britax has led the industry in innovation for more than 70 years and continues to maintain its number one status in child passenger safety technology,” said Paul Gustavsson, Britax CEO. “Maria has a deep understanding of the needs of parents and their children, and her leadership and experience will help build upon the existing Britax heritage and bring new ideas to life.”
Montaño comes to Britax with over 15 years of executive experience in General Management and Strategic Planning with Nike, Univision, and most recently Bugaboo.
“Britax is one of the most forward-thinking and well-respected child safety companies in the world,” said Montaño. “I plan to offer my passion and knowledge - which includes being a parent - to help Britax accelerate its mission and expand the business.”
About Britax Child Safety, Inc.
Britax manufactures a full line of premium car seats, strollers and accessories. Since its founding in Britain in 1939, the company has established itself as the trusted juvenile products brand, known for a commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, top quality and intuitively designed products. In 2011, Britax expanded its product line by acquiring BOBgear, a leading manufacturer of high-quality strollers and stroller accessories. Britax Child Safety, Inc. USA is located in Fort Mill, S.C. and employs over 200 people.