Grunstein Takes on Citizen (UK)

Laurence R. Grunstein, president of Citizen Watch Co. of America and its Canadian subsidiary, has been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Citizen Watch (UK) Ltd. The appointment, effective Oct. 1, was announced by Akihiko Suzuki, director of Citizen Trading Co. and general manager of Citizen's Overseas Trade Division. While the U.K. operation has had managing directors in the past, the post of chief executive officer is a new one and indicative of the authority Grunstein has been given there. Grunstein has been president of Citizen Watch Co. of America since 1985 and is credited with making the brand a household name in the United States. In the United Kingdom, however, Citizen is still a small player, underperforming in relation to what Grunstein calls "its great potential in this market." His "substantial management experience and strong track record in Nort
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