Ralph  Abrams

Since 2005, Ralph has been the President and CEO of Stone Briar Consultancy, working as a Corporate Executive Consultant with clients to improve their market strategy and business plans.  Prior to that, he was the President and CEO of Lea & Perrins, a subsidiary of Groupe Danone Company until the company was sold to HJ Heinz in 2005. As President and CEO of Lea & Perrins, he had complete responsibility for U.S. and Canadian operations, with over $60 million in sales, 85 employees, 1 manufacturing plant, and 5 warehousing facilities.  Key initiatives included redirecting growth program toward core products and consumer-pull strategy, reorganizing operations, revamping sales and marketing strategies, developing new products, and instituting stringent cost reduction programs. Abrams has international experience as well.  He was the GM/Sales Director of HP Foods and BE International in England from 1994-1997. In addition to experience as VP of Sales for Lea & Perrins in NJ, he also worked for Nabisco in NJ, Delmonte US in VA, and Beecham Products in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his BS in Business & Marketing Education from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.  He is married with two children.