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Victor K. Kiam II

January 1, 2019

Remington Products, Inc. Bridgeport, Connecticut Current: Chairman Remington Products, Inc. (Deceased) – New York, New York

Victor K. Kiam II began his career with Lever Brothers, later moving to International Latex Corporation (Playtex). He left in 1968 to join Benrus Corporation, where he became Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. In 1979 Mr. Kiam bought Remington Products, Inc. He credits his wife, who gave him the shaver which he says changed his life. The ads in which he appears have made him a household favorite and his product a runaway success. In 1981 Remington Products received the National Commercial Finance Conference Award as Outstanding Financed Company in the U.S. Mr. Kiam was named National Business and Commerce Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council in 1982 and in 1984 was given the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement. He is in heavy demand as a speaker and television guest. In 1986 his book Going For It! was published. “An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.”