Crown Brands LLC announced that its CEO and board of directors has appointed Bryan O’Rourke as president of the company, effective October 7.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Bryan O’Rourke’s caliber and experience join the Crown Brands team,” says CEO Tony Battaglia. “We are at a critical moment and have built an impressive leadership team to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”

O’Rourke is an award-winning president and CEO and has served in top leadership roles for one of the largest tabletop companies in the United States, Cardinal International. He is well known for building a platform of quality, durability and reliability in the foodservice world.

O’Rourke has been recognized for his business savvy and trustworthiness amongst several organizations, including the ABC Buying Group, with their “Prestige Award” that celebrates an “unflinching ability to provide value on the customer’s terms.”

O’Rourke is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. O’Rourke says, “I am excited to be joining a company with such iconic brands and look forward to leading the sales and marketing teams at Crown.”