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MONTBLANC NAMES 36-YEAR-OLD AS CEO Karsten Martens, 36, has been named president and CEO of Montblanc North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hamburg, Germany-based fine writing instrument manufacturer. Martens, who becomes Montblanc’s youngest CEO, has been with the company since 1996. Based in the company’s central offices, he was responsible for marketing and sales for Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and the duty-free market. Martens, a Hamburg native who holds a master’s degree in business economics from Hamburg University, was a marketing manager for Cadbury Beverages’ European franchises before joining Montblanc and has won awards for advertising and promotion in London, Greece, and Turkey. As CEO, he replaces Fred Reffsin, now the chief executive officer at Camdens, a San Francisco-based upscale business and executive gift service that is laun
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