EveryWare Global Appoints CPG Industry Veteran Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as Chief Executive Officer

LANCASTER, Ohio, May 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of EveryWare Global announced today the appointment of Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as the Company’s chief executive officer. Mr. Lockwood-Taylor is a highly experienced executive with an extensive track record of growing brands, driving profit and working with some of the world’s largest retailers, both in North America and internationally.

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“We are very pleased to have attracted an executive of Patrick’s caliber to EveryWare Global,” said David N. Weinstein, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "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. The Board believes this is the perfect combination of talent and experience to lead EveryWare in its ongoing transformation to achieve high performance, customer satisfaction and success.”

Prior to accepting the appointment as CEO for EveryWare Global, Mr. Lockwood-Taylor was Vice President of Personal Health Care North America and Global Digestive Wellness at Proctor & Gamble. In this role, he drove significant strategic interventions to address a rapidly evolving market and increasing competitive pressure to position the category for accelerated growth. His leadership resulted in outstanding business performance and significant growth in both sales and profit for the division over a five-year period. Patrick 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 more classic consumer businesses. Patrick quickly rose in the ranks through multiple categories, geographies and functions of P&G, including operations management, sales, marketing, country management and then general management. He has spent over 15 years in global leadership roles with assignments in the United Kingdom, Africa, multiple assignments in the USA, in Switzerland, Malaysia and Singapore. Patrick holds a First Class Joint Honors Degree in Economics and Management Studies from Leeds University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is the current Chair of the Consumer Health Products Association and has been involved in numerous business and industry organizations during his career, while receiving multiple awards for marketing, innovation, advertising, customer service and retail partnerships.

“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.”

In making the announcement, the Board 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. “Sean has done an outstanding job of leading EveryWare Global through a period of transition. On behalf of all members of the Board, I want to express our gratitude for the commitment, dedication and focus he brought to the role of Interim CEO,” added Weinstein.

About EveryWare Global:

EveryWare is a leading global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer, business to business, and foodservice markets, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia. Its global platform allows it to market and distribute internationally its total portfolio of products, including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely-recognized brands. Driven by devotion to design, EveryWare is recognized for providing quality tabletop and kitchen solutions through its consumer, foodservice, and specialty channels. EveryWare was formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking, LLC and Oneida Ltd. in March of 2012. Additional information can be found at www.everywareglobal.com, www.oneida.com, and www.foodservice.oneida.com.

Forward-looking statements:

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For further information, contact: Erika Schoenberger General Counsel EveryWare Global Inc. 740-681-6417 erika.schoenberger@everywareglobal.com

Source:EveryWare Global Inc.