Mark Messner became President and Chief Executive Officer of Summer Infant, Inc. in July 2016. Mr. Messner brings strong leadership and marketing experience in the juvenile products’ space to Summer Infant. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Messner was Chief Executive Officer of Artsana USA, Inc. (Chicco), a manufacturer of baby care products under the Chicco brand and subsidiary of Artsana S.p.A. In this role he oversaw all operations for the United States and Canada. Mr. Messner originally joined Artsana USA in 2003 as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development and served as Chief Operating Officer for three years before taking over as Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Mr. Messner began his career in 1991 at Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (now part of Newell Brands), where he held positions of increasing responsibility across marketing, product development and product design, including as Global Product Manager from 2001 until 2003. Mr. Messner received a B.S. from Millersville University.

Bill Mote joined Summer Infant in November 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Mote was Chief Financial Officer for The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the largest hospitality and gaming operator in Alabama, where he was responsible for all financial operations of a $1 billion Sovereign Nation. From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a diversified children's entertainment company, where he was a key member of the executive team in charge of worldwide financial operations. Before that, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Easton-Bell Sports, where he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis and strategic planning from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mote spent five years working in various global finance positions with increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company beginning in 2000. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.