LANCASTER, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EveryWare Global, one of the world's leading marketers of tabletop and food preparation products, announced that it has engaged the strategic advisory firm Mel Healey & Company, led by founder and CEO Melanie Healey. She will work closely with EveryWare Global's leadership team to accelerate its transformation and growth strategy, and to enhance its organizational culture and talent development programs. "Over the past few months, we have significantly strengthened our leadership team, created a business-unit platform for growth, evaluated our product portfolio, developed go-to-market strategy, and began to implement more focused and effective marketing programs," said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, chief executive officer of EveryWare Global. "These actions provide the foundation for our transformation. As we prepare to take our business to the next level, we want to take advantage of the finest expertise to help us implement our growth strategy. Melanie Healey is a well respected, highly regarded and vastly experienced executive who is best equipped to understand our needs and help move our company forward. I am delighted Mel has agreed to join us as a strategic advisor." Healey is an accomplished C-suite executive officer with more than 30 years of global and operational experience in companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and S.C. Johnson. She left P & G in 2015 after 25 years, having held positions of responsibility including Group President and Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Group President for North America and Group President for the Global Health and Feminine Care sectors. She now serves as Director on the boards of Verizon, Target and PPG as well as two start-up companies. Mel Healey & Company leverages its team's broad global leadership, strategic, branding, talent development and operational experience to advise CEOs, executive officers and top diverse talent on a variety of topics to develop strong, inclusive and inspired teams and organizational cultures focused on delighting the consumer/customer and shareholder.