Jeffrey Reigle, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Regal Ware, passed away this week. Reigle was an integral part of the Regal Ware family, serving in a number of capacities for 50 years, including most recently as Chairman of the Board.
Reigle was a third-generation descendant of Regal Ware Founder J.O. Reigle and was succeeded as CEO by his son, Ryan Reigle, who described his father as a brilliant leader and loving husband and father. “He set a high standard for us as a family and as a company,” Ryan said. “His legacy of compassion, innovation, transformation and commitment to our core values will guide us forward.”
Reigle was an advocate for the channel and a champion of diversity, previously serving as chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) at various times throughout his career. He was inducted into the Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame in June 2018.
In a statement, Regal Ware said it would honor Reigle’s memory by continuing to “embody the values and principles he held dear, ensuring that his legacy lives on through the company he loved.”