J.R. Rigley, President & CMO
J.R. Rigley joined Watkins in July of 2005 and manages all sales, product development, research & development, marketing, international business and customer service initiatives. It’s a big job, but maybe not as demanding as coaching his kids in lacrosse.
J.R. comes to Watkins with 16 years of experience in sales and marketing, having worked for Procter & Gamble and McCormick. He received a B.S. in economics from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to his roles as President & CMO and lacrosse coach, he serves on several boards including Cookie Cart, a non profit helping youth with career employment, and the Orono Youth Lacrosse Association. His favorite gourmet spice is pure cinnamon, and if he were stranded on a desert island with only one J.R. Watkins product, he would pick Aloe & Green Tea Lotion.