– USA, OH – EveryWare Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVRY), today announced that Ellen B. Richstone has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective the day after the filing of the Company’s third quarter financials. Ms. Richstone has also been named Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Ms. Richstone brings over 38 years of operating and executive leadership to EveryWare. From an operating perspective, Ms. Richstone served as the President and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Resources Group, growing the Company by a multiple of three in a two year time period. She has also been a Chief Financial Officer for both public and private companies ranging in size from early stage up to US$3 Billion in revenue and is a former Fortune 500 CFO. As a Board Member, she has experience as a Financial Expert, Audit Committee Chair, Compensation Committee member, and Nominating Committee Chair. She was the Financial Expert on the American Power Conversion Board until its sale for US $6.0 billion in cash, an 82% premium.
Sam Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of EveryWare stated, “We are very pleased that Ellen is joining EveryWare’s Board of Directors. Ellen is a seasoned executive and board member who brings a wealth of finance knowledge and operational experience to our board and her extensive leadership experience will make her a valuable asset to our team. We expect she will add many valuable contributions as we continue to transform this business.”
Ms. Richstone is currently on the Board of Bioamber (NYSE:BIOA) and eMagin (NYSE:EMAN) in addition to being on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors-New England Chapter (NACDNE). She is also a member of the Corporate Directors Group, the Board Leaders Group, and the Women Corporate Directors Organization. In 2013, she was awarded the first annual Distinguished Director Award from the Corporate Directors Group, an organization of 1400 public company directors nationwide.
EveryWare (Nasdaq:EVRY) is a leading marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer, foodservice, and specialty markets. The Company offers a comprehensive line of tabletop and food preparation products, such as bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, banquetware, and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products.
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