Current Board Member of Eric's Club
Lectured April 7, 2022
As president of BauscherHepp, Inc., Jeff Heaney has grown a small company with only a handful of employees and the historic German porcelain brand Bauscher into a broad portfolio of international manufacturers that serves the hospitality industry. The addition of Hepp and WMF – industry giants in metalware – as well as Italian glassmaker Luigi Bormioli, solidified BauscherHepp’s reputation in the tabletop industry. Other up-and-coming brands soon followed, including dinnerware from Playground and Tassen, glassware from ViDiVi and serviceware from Emsa.
While others were cutting back in response to industry challenges posed by COVID-19, Jeff’s team was able to launch not just one but four new brands into the company’s portfolio, including Dalebrook’s premium melamine, high-end glass bento box dinner plates from MyGlassStudio, bespoke dinnerware from Studio Raw and modular buffet furniture from Venta.
In his role as president of BauscherHepp, Inc., Jeff works closely with the international board of directors to steer strategic vision, fiscal discipline, market penetration and operational excellence.
Before joining BauscherHepp, he worked in national account roles with Panasonic Foodservice, Edlund Company, Inc. and Electrolux Professional. He began his career with Edward Don & Company as a sales representative. In these roles, Jeff honed his skills in marketing, management and sales. He has received numerous accolades as a two-time winner of Ed Don’s Sales Representative of the Year and the Bell Ringer Award for superior sales performance.
Jeff is a Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP). This credential from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers is one of the most important industry certifications for foodservice professionals who sell or buy non-food products.
Currently, he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College.
During COVID, Jeff picked up electric guitar – a 2000 Angus Young Gibson SG – that was gifted to him by his wife for his 50th birthday. He also started skiing with his guitar practice group.
He and his wife, Theoula, live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their two children – Olivia, a junior in high school, and Constantine “Kosta,” a high school freshman.