Coleman moving 25 execs from Wichita to Denver

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The Coleman Co. plans to move 25 of its top executives to Denver, but says that does not mean the company headquarters is moving out of Wichita.

Coleman president and CEO Robert Marcovitch announced Thursday that the departments moving include sales, marketing, creative services such as graphic design and financial support.

The company’s accounting, technology and human resources will remain in Wichita, where the outdoor living company was founded in 1901. Most of Coleman’s 800 workers in Wichita won’t be affected.

Coleman said the company also plans to invest millions in its Wichita and New Braunfels, Texas, facilities, mostly in product development.

Marcovitch says it is easier to recruit top executives to Colorado, and that is where most of Coleman’s competition is located.