EveryWare Global has named Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, a former Procter & Gamble executive, CEO.
EveryWare markets retail tabletop and kitchenware under the Anchor Hocking brands; and it markets to the B2B and food service markets under the Anchor Hocking and Oneida brands. The company licenses the Oneida retail tabletop and kitchenware business to Robinson Home Products.
Lockwood-Taylor previously was vp/personal health care North America and global digestive wellness at Procter & Gamble, driving growth in sales and profit for the division over a five-year period, according to EveryWare Global. Lockwood-Taylor started his career in P&G’s food service division in the U.K., marketing to food service chain end-user businesses and going to market via wholesalers and distributors, before moving into P&G’s more traditional consumer businesses.
“We are very pleased to have attracted an executive of Patrick’s caliber to EveryWare Global,” said David Weinstein, EveryWare Global’s chairman. “Patrick understands what it takes to build brands, businesses and organizations through outstanding leadership, innovation and excellence in execution to deliver on the expectations of customers and consumers. He has a passion for innovation that will help us leverage the strength of Anchor Hocking and Oneida portfolios in North America and around the world, and has demonstrated his ability to transform companies into high-performance, revenue-maximizing operations.”
“I am very excited to be joining a company that has such rich heritage and brands that are household names in their categories,” said Lockwood-Taylor. “As we invest in our brands, operations and organization with our board’s support, I am confident that we will restore the company’s growth to industry-leading levels and ensure that Anchor Hocking and Oneida brands are the ones most preferred by our consumers and customers.”
EveryWare also thanked interim CEO Sean Gumbs and confirmed that he will return to his position as senior managing director at FTI Consulting following a brief period of transition working with the new CEO.