Crown Brands has appointed Bryan O’Rourke as president of the company effective October 7, 2019.
O’Rourke joins the Illinois-based firm with impressive pedigree, having previously served in top leadership roles for Cardinal International, one of the largest tabletop companies in the United States.
This fits in with the company’s recent focus on tabletop products, with the firm having acquired the majority of Onieda’s foodservice business earlier this year and recently reaching an agreement to distribute MCIC’s tabletop lines.
The firm says that O’Rourke is well known for building a platform of quality, durability and reliability in the foodservice world and that he has been recognized for his business savvy and trustworthiness by several organizations.
This includes winning the ABC Buying Group’s Prestige Award, which celebrates an “unflinching ability to provide value on the customer’s terms.”
Crown Brands’ CEO, Tony Battaglia, said: “We are fortunate to have someone of Bryan O’Rourke’s caliber and experience join the Crown Brands team.
“We are at a critical moment and have built an impressive leadership team to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”
O’Rourke commented: “I am excited to be joining a company with such iconic brands and look forward to leading the sales and marketing teams at Crown.”