Management Moves: Lowe, Riley
Carol Lowe, Carlisle Foodservice Products
Carlisle FoodService Products (CFSP), a leading global manufacturer of commercial solutions for the foodservice and sanitation markets, recently named Carol Lowe as president.
Lowe takes the reins as president following several senior executive roles at Carlisle Companies Inc., which is the parent organization of CFSP. As president, her duties will include governing the CFSP product portfolio, developing and overseeing strategic plans and driving enhancements to the organization.
“This position involves leadership and foresight at the highest levels, and Carol has a proven record in a variety of capacities during her tenure at the Carlisle Companies.” says Dave Roberts, president, chairman and CEO of Carlisle Companies. “We’re confident that her results-oriented approach and financial background will strengthen our position and the reputation of Carlisle FoodService Products in the foodservice industry.”
Lowe has been a member of the CSL team since 2002, when she joined the organization as treasurer. She soon ascended to the rank of vice president and chief financial officer, managing both internal and shareholder financial goals and expectations.
She also served as president of Trail King Industries, Inc., a specialty heavy-haul trailer manufacturer that was part of the CSL portfolio. Prior to joining the CSL, Lowe held positions at National Gypsum Company and Ernst & Young, and she currently serves on the board of directors of Cytec Industries, Inc. where she is a member of the Audit Committee and the Safety, Health and Environmental Committee.
Lowe is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she received her bachelor of science degree in accounting. She also received a masters of business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Denis Riley, Javo Beverage Company
A 30-year veteran in the foodservice coffee industry, Dennis Riley has been named president and chief executive officer of Javo Beverage Company, a leading provider of premium foodservice dispensable coffee and tea-based beverages.
Riley brings significant food and beverage and corporate experience to Javo. Previously, he worked for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) where he held several key management positions most recently as vice president of sales. At the NRA, he was responsible for sales of the organization’s ServSafe branded food safety training and responsible alcohol service products to national account and regional sales organization. He also was involved in the continued development of the sales and marketing programs with the state restaurant associations.
From 1978 to 2006 Riley worked at Sara Lee, where he rose to become president of Sara Lee Coffee & Tea Foodservice and president of Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems of North America as well as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Superior Coffee.
“With his in-depth knowledge industry knowledge and experience, Dennis is far and away the right choice to lead Javo, states current director and interim CEO, Stan Greanias.
“Well respected in the industry, he has developed many strategic partnerships with key national accounts and both national and regional foodservice distributors. He has consistently driven increased volume and profitability in every management position he has held. Javo will benefit greatly from his knowledge, sales skills and leadership acumen.”
Among Riley’s accomplishments are strengthening relationships with leading foodservice establishments in nearly every segment of the industry. At Douwe Egberts, he expanded sales throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean, achieving annual double-digit volume and profitability growth in a relatively stagnant and low growth category. Sara Lee honored Riley with several of its top awards including receiving on two occasions the corporation’s President’s Award and its Record Performance Awards in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Riley is a graduate of National-Louis University in Chicago.