Our Planet Talks: OXO

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Karen Schnelwar

Karen Schnelwar is the VP of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing at OXO, the consumer products brand known for establishing a human-centric, universal design-driven consumer goods paradigm. At OXO, she looks after brand, marketing and identity design across the holistic consumer journey. Prior to OXO, she spent 20 years in the branding world as head of strategy at several boutique and networked brand consultancies, working to define brands and portfolios across categories. Karen has worked with iconic and disruptive global brands, creating powerful brand strategies for brands such as American Eagle Outfitters, Taylor Swift, Wolfgang Puck, The Wall Street Journal and Clairol. She has a passion for mining insights, building brands and bringing them to life.

Indigo Teiwes

Indigo is a sustainability and corporate responsibility professional with over 20 years experience working on issues from climate change to social labor compliance and everything in between. Her work has spanned industries as wide ranging as finance, hospitality, retail, green building, and consumer products. When the sustainability movement was just emerging in the late 1990s, she directed the research program for the first global mutual fund that selected investments based on their integration of social and environmental responsibility issues into their business strategies. The success of the fund during her nine-year tenure underscores the importance of good strategy and strong execution of initiatives in the sustainability and corporate responsibility realm to drive business value. Today, she leads the Corporate Responsibility program for both brands in the Helen of Troy Housewares’ division -- Hydro Flask and OXO -- and spends as much time as possible in the Cascade Range of Central Oregon.

Larry Witt

Larry Witt is the President of the Housewares Division of Helen of Troy. The division is made up of two award winning global brands, OXO and Hydro Flask. He is also a member of a Helen of Troy’s Global Leadership Team. Larry has been a driving force behind the OXO brand for over 25 years and helped build it into one of the most recognizable and respected design centric brands in all of home. He is an avid Outdoor and Environmental enthusiast and the inspiration for OXO joining the 1% network.