W. Atlee Burpee Names New President, CEO
W. Atlee Burpee Company has named Jamie Mattikow, president and chief executive officer.
Mattikow formerly was chief commercial officer at Ferrara Candy Company, where he led the Illinois based company’s everyday and seasonal category and marketing teams and was responsible for Ferrara’s innovative research and development group.
Mattikow has more than 25 years of marketing and brand management experience at companies that include Kraft, Mars, Cosi Inc., Seagram Beverage Company and Hasbro.
The announcement of the new appointment was made by George Ball, who since purchasing Burpee in 1991 has served as president, CEO and chairman of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania-based based company. Ball will remain as chairman of Burpee.
“Jamie Mattikow has been an achiever throughout his career and brings to Burpee a wide range of experience and skills that will enable the company to realize significant expansion in allied fields while retaining and advancing our leadership in all aspects of home gardening,” Ball said when announcing the appointment.
Mattikow will join Burpee effective April 1, 2019, to assume his new position.