Chairman of the Board at IRI, Operating Partner at Friedman, Fleischer, and Lowe
Greater Chicago Area
IRI - Greater Chicago Area since Jul 2013
Chairman of the Board
Friedman, Fleischer, and Lowe since Jan 2011
The Hershey Company 2001 - 2007
Chairman, President & CEO
Nabisco Biscuit Company 1998 - 2001
Pillsbury 1996 - 1998
President, Pillsbury North America
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management 1976 - 1977
MBA, Marketing, Finance
Georgia State University 1971 - 1974
Lenny vs Richard Pistol Duel
Lenny vs Richard who wins... they decide. I do not own the music or pa...
05 Sep, 2009
A Day In The Life: Richard Lenny, CEO, Hershe...
He's crafty, perhaps too crafty ...
13 Apr, 2008
Kelley Dean Dan Smith and Hershey CEO Richard...
Kelley School of Business Dean Dan Smith talks with Hershey CEO Richar...
24 Apr, 2009
Rick Lenny - The Hershey Company
Meet Rick Lenny, chairman, president and CEO of Hershey Foods Corporat...
West stepped down in 2011, in part over a disagreement with the trust over whether to bid for Cadbury PLC. Mr. Wests predecessor, Richard Lenny, stepped down in 2007 after multiple clashes with the trusts board. In one instance, the trust blocked a potential deal that Mr. Lenny pursued with Wm W
Date: Oct 14, 2016
Hershey Names Bilbrey Interim CEO as West Joins KKR's Del Monte
That year then-CEO Richard Lenny retired, and West was
elevated from chief operating officer to succeed him. Since then
West turned stagnant sales growth into a 7 percent gain last
year. Annual per share net income, at 93 cents in his first year
on the job, will be $2.79 this year, analysts estimate
Date: May 18, 2011
Hershey CEO West Leaves to Take Helm at KKR's Del Monte Foods
The Trust removed six Hershey directors in 2007, saying it was displeased with the companys performance. That year then- CEO Richard Lenny retired, and West was elevated from chief operating officer to succeed him.