Distinguished Leaders Lecture featuring Larry Blanford, President and CEO, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
About Larry Blanford:
Larry Blanford joined Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. in May, 2007, taking on the position previously held by its founder, Bob Stiller. Larry's experience leading high-growth companies, as well as his knowledge of consumer products, appliance manufacturing and international markets, are all assets in this time in the company's growth. Larry embraces the company's culture, passion, and entrepreneurial nature as well as its commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Previously, Larry was CEO at Royal Group Technologies Ltd., an approximately $2 billion (Canadian) North American building products and home improvements company. Prior to the Royal Group, he was President and CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics North America, where he was responsible for sales of approximately $2 billion. During his tenure with both Royal Group and Philips North America, Larry instilled a strong strategic and operational planning discipline, which helped drive profitable sales growth. Previous to PHilips, Larry held positions that included President of Maytag Appliances, President of Maytag Internationa, and Vice President of Marketing and National Account Sales for the Building Insulation Division of Johns Manville.
Larry holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.