Frederic (Rick) Contino is a highly successful CEO/President and senior executive with broad experience in consumer products. He has lead key turnarounds at several well known firms, including Midwest-CBK Div of Blyth, Playcore (AMEX), Newell Divisions-Anchor Hocking Plastics,Plastics Inc., Anchor Hocking Glass, Mirro Cookware, Hamilton Beach and International Silver.  Rick has a diverse background in public and private company environments including broad based responsibilities, demonstrable achievement in successful corporate equity transactions, restructuring and turnarounds, and complete operating responsibility for companies in a variety of industries and channels of trade.

Areas of expertise include strategy and business plan development, communication skills, leadership, staff motivation and significant experience dealing with major domestic and international customers.  Excellent understanding and knowledge of consumer products, value chains, financial statements and equity markets.

Rick Contino


CEO/President ∙ consumer products ∙ marketing strategy/process, turnarounds & divestitures