Ron Lombardi was named President and CEO on June 1, 2015 after serving as Chief Financial Officer since 2010. He brings extensive financial management experience to the position, with expertise in acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity structuring, and building financial infrastructure. He served as CFO for Waterbury International Holdings, a private equity-owned firm. Prior to that, he was with the Cannondale Sports Group/Dorel Recreation and Leisure, a consumer sporting equipment and apparel company, in positions of increasing financial responsibility, beginning as CFO and then as Chief Operating Officer. Also included in his background are leadership positions in finance at Gerber Scientific and Emerson Electric, two large publicly traded companies. Ron holds a B.S from Springfield College, received an MBA at American International College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christine “Chris” Sacco, was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Company on September 12, 2016. Chris joined the Company from Boulder Brands, where she served as Chief Financial Officer for four years after serving as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing financial responsibility with Alpharma, Inc., a global specialty pharma company where she last held the position of Vice President, Treasurer. Her background also includes experience in corporate finance, treasury, investor relations, strategic planning, operations and M&A. She holds a B.S. in accounting from St. Thomas Aquinas College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
William (“Bill”) P’Pool was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Company in November 2016. He is responsible for managing global legal and government affairs for the Company. Bill is an accomplished legal advisor and business executive experienced at guiding international public consumer and life science companies. Most recently Bill served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Mead Johnson Nutrition where he helped establish a solid foundation for a new public company. Prior to that, he served in legal roles at Yum! Brands and GrafTech International, among others. Bill’s background also includes experience in M&A, compliance, government affairs, corporate security and EHS. He earned a BS in business from Murray State University and a JD from the University of Kentucky.
Timothy J. Connors was appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. in April 2010 to lead the company’s marketing and product development initiatives. In 2011, he was named Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Connors joined the Company from Matrixx Initiatives, a Phoenix-based consumer products marketer of OTC products, where he served as Vice President, Marketing and prior to that, as Director, Sales and Marketing. His background includes both marketing and sales experience for larger consumer products companies such as Nestle, Clorox and Benckiser, as well as key leadership positions for smaller organizations such as The Emerson Group and Matrixx. Tim is a graduate of Penn State University.
John F. Parkinson joined Prestige in May 2005 as Senior Vice President, International. He is responsible for the development of Prestige Brands International’s business outside the USA and Canada. Mr. Parkinson has extensive International experience including over 20 years in various overseas postings for fmcg companies primarily involved in new Business Development. Most recently Mr. Parkinson was Business Director, Asia Pacific for Conagra Foods Inc., Retail Division. Mr. Parkinson obtained his B.A. in Economics from Leeds University, U.K.
Jean A. Boyko, Ph.D. joined the Company in August 2006 as Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs. She is responsible for managing Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Regulatory functions. Dr. Boyko is a seasoned executive with extensive experience with both prescription and over-the-counter drug products. Prior to joining Prestige Brands, Inc., she was Executive Director, Manufacturing Quality at Purdue Pharma, and Vice President, Quality Services for Block Drug Company and its prescription drug division, Reed and Carnrick. She received her BA, MS, and PhD from Rutgers University.
Chris Heye joined Prestige Brands in 2016 as Senior Vice President-Canada, Woman’s Health and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining the Company, Chris was the CEO for Cyclo Industries. His background also includes positions with Welch Foods and Castrol-Americas, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer, as well as 12 years at Johnson & Johnson in various Marketing and Sales roles.
Tom Hochuli joined Prestige Brands in August 2014 as Vice President, Operations. Mr. Hochuli has extensive experience in consumer products and regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biomaterials. His background includes operations and supply chain leadership roles in companies such as Johnson and Johnson and Integra LifeSciences and most recently he served as Vice President of Operations at MiMedx, Inc. Mr. Hochuli is a graduate of Clarkson University and holds an MBA in Strategic Operations from Rutgers University.