Founder and CEO
Robert founded Empire in 1984 and is a third generation coffee roaster. He oversees all sales, green coffee sourcing and cupping at Empire.
VP of Operations - 19 years with Empire
Todd manages the day-to-day roasting, grinding and packaging operations at Empire. Todd is also responsible for logistics and facilities management as Empire's SQF Practitioner.
VP of Sales - 17 years with Empire
Vice President of Sales Mike Riger has been with Empire since October of 2000. He manages many of Empire’s large institutional and retail accounts as well as Empire’s broker network. Mike also coordinates Empire’s participation in national trade shows.
VP of Brand Development - 5 years with Empire
Jason oversees the development of new packaging, labels and materials to grow Empire's brands. He also works closely with his father on sales and green coffee sourcing.
Accounting/HR Director - 15 years with Empire
Omayra is responsible for managing Empire's accounts payable and receivable while also overseeing Human Resources.
Accounting - 15 years with Empire
Dina is responsible for Empire's AP and daily accounting needs.
Office Manager - 10 years with Empire
Lilly manages the front office and is also responsible for managing inventory and order processing.
Plant Engineer - 16 years with Empire
John is responsible for the daily upkeep of our roastery. John is an expert in coffee roasting, grinding and packaing equipment.