Galli bolts VerticalNet, joins Newell Rubbermaid

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Freeport, Ill.-It was a quick ride. Joseph Galli, who joined VerticalNet Inc. as president-COO in July when VerticalNet's stock was soaring, has left the b-to-b Internet company, to become president-CEO of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a consumer products maker. Galli, who also had a short stint in the executive suite at, will oversee worldwide operations for Newell, a $7 billion company. He'll also lead expansion efforts in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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