Blanford to president and c.e.o. at Green Mountain

by Eric Schroeder
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WATERBURY, VT. — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. appointed Lawrence J. Blanford as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Robert P. Stiller, who founded the company and was previously chairman, president and c.e.o., will remain as chairman of the board.

Mr. Blanford joins Green Mountain Coffee with more than 10 years of experience as a senior executive, most recently as c.e.o. at Royal Group Technologies Ltd. Prior to the Royal Group, he was president and c.e.o. of Philips Consumer Electronics North America. Previous to Philips, he held positions that included president of Maytag Appliances, president of Maytag International and vice-president of marketing and national account sales for the Building Insulation division of Johns Manville as well as various management positions earlier in his career at Procter & Gamble.

He received a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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