Kewaskum, Wisconsin (June 23, 2022) – Regal Ware, Inc., an American-owned marketing and manufacturing company anchored in the food and beverage industry bringing premium cookware products to families since 1945, is proud to announce that Doug Reigle, Senior Vice President, Sales, has been elected as President of the Cookware and Bakeware Alliance (CBA) Board of Directors.
Doug, a third-generation descendant of Regal Ware founder J.O. Reigle graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in both business administration and economics. Doug has represented Regal Ware in a variety of industry organizations, including the Housewares Export Council of North America, the British Cookware Manufacturers Association, and the Wisconsin World Trade Center. Doug currently serves as President for the second time on the Cookware and Bakeware Alliance Board of Directors where he also served as president from 2011-2012.
“It’s my honor and privilege to be elected for a second time as President, to such an important industry organization and board,” said Reigle. “I look forward to this upcoming term and working with my fellow board members on creating standards for the industry, sharing the latest advances, and to be a source of trusted information to consumers and peers.”
The CBA is a not-for-profit trade association owned by its membership: manufacturers of cookware and bakeware with substantial operations and headquarters in the United States. First established in 1922, The CBA Engineering Standards for Cookware and Bakeware are the result of extraordinary voluntary collaboration among member companies in the US and Canada.
“We could not be more pleased at Doug’s election to serve for the second time as President of the CBA,” said Ryan Reigle, President and CEO of Regal Ware. “His vast knowledge and experience make him an excellent choice to help lead the industry forward and to ensure we are all providing the best for customers. As a founding member of the CBA Doug’s appointment further shows Regal Ware’s commitment to being a leader in the industry now and into the future.”
“I am excited for the CBA on a professional and personal level, as I have known Doug for many years. His vision and leadership are going to be great assets to our Alliance,” said Fran Groesbeck, Managing Director at The Cookware and Bakeware Alliance. “Doug brings extensive personal knowledge and family history to our industry that will benefit the Alliance and our membership.”
ABOUT REGAL WARE, INC.
Regal Ware, Inc. is a leading, privately held and family-owned company based in Wisconsin that markets premium food and beverage preparation products. Regal Ware and its divisions bring to market meaningful solutions that enhance and enrich life by bringing families together. Our growing portfolio of premier brands, include Saladmaster®, Lifetime®, American Kitchen® and ESPRO®, are marketed and made available to millions of consumers through an omni-channel approach via direct sales, retail and ecommerce. Regal Ware delivers products and services to its customers in over 60 countries across the globe.