- June 1, 2020
NORTH VENICE — Drinkware company Tervis has named Rogan Donelly its new CEO.
Donelly is the third-generation owner of the North Venice-based company. He was initially appointed president of Tervis in May 2016, according to a statement; the company hasn't had a CEO in several years.
Under Donelly's leadership over the past four-and-a-half years, Tervis has expanded its drinkware offerings to include stainless steel tumblers and wide-mouth stainless bottles, resulting in new sourcing and manufacturing practices, the release adds. Donelly also implemented new design capabilities and technologies to allow for best-in-class designs on Tervis drinkware. The expansion in innovation enabled greater diversification of business through new and expanded channels, such as Amazon and direct-to-consumer opportunities.
"I'm proud of the progress Rogan has been able to make and the direction he is leading the company," says Norbert Donelly, chairman of the Tervis board and Rogan Donelly’s father, in a statement. "It is extraordinary for me to name Rogan the CEO at the advent of Tervis' 75th anniversary and watch my son continue to drive the family legacy."
Tervis is a third-generation family-owned-and-operated business founded in 1946. The Tervis factory and headquarters is in North Venice. (The company listed the complex for sale in the spring.)
"Throughout the past few years, I've been able to rely on a competent and successful team to navigate a bounty of challenges and phenomenal opportunities," says Rogan Donelly in the statement. "The difficulties of the past year have demonstrated our resilience as a team. Their hard work further emphasizes the strength and power of our brand as we look to the future. I'm honored to be leading the company on a path of continued success.”