A Change At The Top For Lenox As CEO Ryder Steps Down

    The Lenox French Perle Scallop Collection.

    Lenox CEO Mads Ryder is stepping down after two years at the helm of the venerable tableware supplier.

    Filling the spot being vacated by Ryder is Bob Burbank who has a career of more than 20 years in the world of consumer products. He had held several senior leadership roles, including CEO, senior vice president and global general manager at brands such as Burton, Cannondale, and G-Form Protection. 

    He will be headquartered in the company’s Bristol, Penn., offices. 


    “I am excited to be joining the Lenox team as CEO,” said Burbank. “Its long history of delivering best-in-class products and commitment to design innovation are critical to its past and future success.” 

    Ryder’s departure is effective April 21, when he will join the Lenox board and relocate to his native Denmark. 

    “It has been the honor of my lifetime to work with Lenox,” said Ryder. “The people and culture of the company—and this country—are amazing and inspiring. Together we have laid the foundation for another 130 years for Lenox and I look forward to continuing to be a part of this amazing story as part of the board.” 

    Additionally, Lenox said Lucas Updegraph has joined the company as its chief revenue officer. He joins the company from Villeroy & Boch where he was president/CEO.