Lodge Cast Iron has undertaken several new initiatives, including the appointment of a new CEO, building a new foundry and introducing an array of new cookware that will be presented at the International Home + Housewares Show. The company will also celebrate the retirement of Bob Kellermann as this will mark his last show.
The company has announced that Henry Lodge has been promoted to CEO, succeeding Kellermann, who has acted as the company’s chairman and CEO since 2001. Kellermann, president of the company from 1984 to 2001, now serves as Lodge CEO emeritus until his retirement in December 2017.
To mark the retirement of Kellermann, Lodge will be hosting a reception to celebrate his 48 years of service and leadership to the Lodge brand. The reception will begin at 4:45 p.m., on March 18, at the Lodge booth, 3218 South.
Henry Lodge will retire at the end of 2019. After Lodge’s retirement, the company will have its first ever non-Lodge/Kellermann family members in senior management positions and the company said it has developed a succession plan for a smooth transition.