MAAX Announces New President & CEO, Mark A. Gold

LACHINE, QC, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - MAAX Bath Inc., today announced the appointment of Mr. Mark A. Gold to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of MAAX Bath Inc., effective April 19, 2010.

Mr. Gold has more than 20 years of experience in leading high-growth businesses. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Western Forge, an operating company and part of Revstone Industries, a global manufacturer of engineered transportation products with revenues of $1.0 billion and 1,600 employees. Prior to Western Forge, Mr. Gold held various management positions with Newell Rubbermaid Corporation and The Black & Decker Corporation (Hardware and Home Improvement Division) where he acquired broad experience in solving complex commercial, supply chain and manufacturing challenges, each uniquely relevant to our industry.

Within these respected organizations, Mr. Gold has consistently demonstrated his leadership ability to develop winning teams and business strategies. His specific expertise in sales and marketing will prove beneficial to the challenges at hand for MAAX and the entire "bath-ware" industry.

"We are convinced that he will quickly be appreciated for the great value that he will undoubtedly bring to the Company and to every MAAX employee and customer", stated Mr. Pierre McNeil, Interim President and CEO, and Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management.

About MAAX

MAAX Bath inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of award-winning bathroom products for the residential & commercial housing markets. The Company is committed to offering its customers an enjoyable experience: distinctive, stylish and innovative products and the best customer service practices in the industry. MAAX offerings are available through plumbing wholesalers, specialty boutiques and home improvement centers.

The corporation employs over 1,300 people and currently operates in 9 manufacturing facilities and independent distribution centers throughout North America. Visit us at www.maax.com.

SOURCE MAAX Bath Inc.

For further information: For further information: Mark Bandrauk, Vice-President Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, (514) 844-4155, ext. 280, mark.bandrauk@maax.com

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