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Running Barefoot, Making $46 Million, Franklin Now Exec Chair of Rye’s Jarden Corp

Jarden logo Ball jars. Diamond matches. First Alert smoke detectors. Crockpot. Mr. Coffee. Sunbeam. Coleman. K2 skis. Penn tennis balls. A garage sale full of unloved, forgotten and second rate brands. And the foundation of the giant Rye-headquartered conglomerate Jarden Corporation.

Most Rye residents likely only know Jarden because of its sponsorship of the Westchester Triathalon. But the company is a publicly traded $3.2 billion conglomerate of mostly consumer brands cobbled together over the years via acquisition by its deal-driven leader, Martin Franklin.

Franklin Franklin, who was the fourth highest paid CEO in 2010 raking in $45.2 million bones, recently assumed the position of executive chairman, handing the CEO spot to right hand man James Lillie.

Jarden boss Franklin is an avid runner who sometimes runs sans sneakers, competes in triathlons and even "ultras" (think triathlon on steroids). Recently he told the AP:

"I'm in the ideas business, and I've never had a good idea in the office. I need to be away from the phone and the hustle and bustle. I'm going to race across the Sahara for five days in October, and I'll be very productive. But will I be sitting behind a desk pushing paper around? No."

Jarden's headquarters is in 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue. Which of these Jarden owned products do you recognize?:

Branded Consumables

    American Painter
    Aristocrat
    Artec
    Aviator
    Ball
    Bee
    Bicycle
    BRK
    Crawford
    Contemporary Crafts
    Diamond
    First Alert
    Forster
    Fruit Fresh
    Hoyle
    Java Log
    KEM
    Lehigh
    Leslie Locke
    Loew-Cornell
    One-Link
    Pine Mountain
    Totally You
    Tundra
    Wellington

Consumer Solutions

    Arius Eickert
    Bionare
    Crockpot
    FoodSaver
    Health-o-meter
    Holmes
    Hydrosurge
    Margaritaville
    Mr. Coffee
    Oster
    Patton
    Rival
    Seal-a-Meal
    Sunbeam
    Villaware
    Zarafina

Outdoor Solutions

    5150
    Abu Garcia
    Adio
    All Star
    Atlas
    Berkeley
    Berkley 7Strand
    Campingaz
    Coleman
    deBeer
    Ex Officio
    Fenwick
    Full Tilt
    Helium
    Hilton
    Hodgman
    Johnson
    JT USA
    K2 Alpine Touring
    K2 Bike
    K2 Skates
    K2 Skis
    K2 Snowboards
    K2 Telemark
    Karhu
    Line
    Mad Dog
    Madshus
    Marker LTD
    Marker USA
    Marmot
    Miken
    Mitchell
    Morrow
    Penn
    Pflueger
    Planet Earth
    Pure Fishing
    Rawlings
    Ride
    Sevylor
    Shakespeare
    Sospenders
    SpiderWire
    Stearns Safety & Survival
    Stren
    Trilene
    Tubbs Snowshoes
    Ugly Stick
    Volkl
    Xtools
    Worth

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