J.R. Rigley, President
J.R. Rigley joined The Watkins Company in 2005 as VP of Sales and advanced to his current role of President in 2013. Today J.R. oversees the daily operations of the company including sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and finance.
J.R. came to The Watkins Company with 16 previous years of management experience, having worked for Procter & Gamble and McCormick. He received a B.S. in economics from Towson University and a M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to his role as President at The Watkins Co., J.R. has served on several boards and professional/community organizations including Cookie Cart, Winona Health, Natural Products Association, YPO & Special Olympics while also helping coach his three children in lacrosse & hockey. His favorite gourmet spice is pure ground pepper, and if he were stranded on a desert island with only one Watkins product, it would definitely be our new Organic Lemon & Pepper.