Foodservice Equipment Reports

EveryWare Global Taps P&G Veteran For CEO Post

Patrick Lockwood-Taylor has been appointed the new CEO of EveryWare Global, the Lancaster, Ohio, marketer of tabletop and food preparation products formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking and Oneida Ltd. in March 2012.

“We are very pleased to have attracted an executive of Patrick’s caliber to EveryWare Global,” said David Weinstein, chairman of the board of directors.  “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.”

Lockwood-Taylor joins EveryWare from Proctor & Gamble, where he was v.p.-Personal Health Care North America and Global Digestive Wellness. He started his career in P&G’s foodservice division in the UK, marketing to foodservice chain end-user businesses and going to market via wholesalers and distributors, before moving into P&G’s consumer businesses. “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.”

Interim CEO Sean Gumbs will return to his position as senior managing director at FTI Consulting.