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Martha Stewart Living names metal exec as CEO


New York -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has named board member Daniel W. Dienst, who most recently served as CEO of Sims Metal Management, as CEO. The position has been vacant since December, when chief executive since Lisa Gersh left the media and merchandising company.

Dienst served as chairman and CEO of Metal Management Ltd. from 2003 to 2008, when it was sold to Sims. He then took the helm at the newly combined company.

“(Dienst) is a highly respected and experienced public company CEO with strong operating and financial discipline and a clear track record of creating significant value for shareholders,” said Martha Stewart, founder and non-executive chairman of the company in a statement.

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