J.R. Rigley, President & CMO
J.R. Rigley joined Watkins in July of 2005 and manages all sales, marketing, international business and customer service initiatives. It’s a big job, but maybe not as demanding as coaching his kids in lacrosse and hockey, which he also does.
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 hockey/lacrosse coach, he serves on several boards including Cookie Cart, a non profit helping youth with career employment, and Orono Youth Lacrosse Association. He also sits on the board of the Natural Products Association, a group devoted to creating higher standards for natural products. 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.