Newell Rubbermaid, which agreed last December to acquire Jarden Corp. through a merger, has appointed Russ Torres to the newly-created position of chief transformation officer, starting on April 1. Reporting to Mark Tarchetti, who will become president of Newell Brands after the deal is completed, Torres will be in charge of leading the integration process. Further appointments to the cross-functional team will be made in the next month. A former partner of Bain & Company, Torres has already run corporate transformation projects at Kraft Foods and Mondalez International.