Portman Honors Smucker's Brothers For Continued Business Success, Submits Statement Into Congressional Record Honoring Richard And Tim Smucker, Recipients of The Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio?s 2012 Leadership Award
PoliticalNews.me - May 10,2012 - Portman Honors Smucker's Brothers For Continued Business Success, Garnering Global Recognition And Praise For Ohio Product
Submits Statement Into Congressional Record Honoring Richard And Tim Smucker, Recipients of The Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio?s 2012 Leadership Award
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) honored Richard and Tim Smucker, recipients of the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio’s 2012 Leadership Award, with a statement into the Congressional Record recognizing their success and at making their northeast Ohio company a globally known brand.
“I’m proud to recognize Richard and Tim Smucker for receiving the Harvard Business School of Northeastern Ohio’s 2012 Leadership Award,” said Portman. “These two brothers have taken an already successful company and expanded it further, exceeding expectations and placing its northeast Ohio products on the shelves of grocery stores around the world. Their hard work only solidifies their company motto: ‘With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good.’”
Smucker’s has been synonymous with success for over a century in the northeast Ohio business community, employing more than 4,000 people across 29 domestic and five international brands, including Jif, Folgers and Crisco. CEO Richard Smucker and his brother Tim, who serves as chairman of the board, have served in a number of different roles over the years as the company has remained in the able hands of the Smucker family for generations. Portman has visited the company headquarters and manufacturing facilities and has seen firsthand how Richard and Tim have kept this great Ohio company at the forefront of the food industry.
Portman’s statement as submitted into the Congressional Record is below:
Mr. PORTMAN: Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate Richard and Tim Smucker for being awarded the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio’s 2012 Leadership Award. These two brothers carry the legacy of a company created by Jerome Monroe Smucker over a century ago in 1897. Today, Smucker’s employs more than 4,000 people and manages twenty-nine domestic and five international brands, including Jif, Folgers and Crisco. I have visited the company’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities and seen firsthand how they have kept this great Ohio company at the forefront.
Richard Smucker has been a Smucker’s director, having also served as president, co-chief executive, and executive chairman. In August of 2011, Richard was named chief executive officer of the company, and continues to serve in this role.
Tim Smucker became a company director in 1973. He has also served as the company’s chairman, as well as its co-chief executive. Since August of 2011, Timothy has served as the company’s chairman of the board.
Mr. President, Richard and Tim Smucker received the 2012 Leadership Award for their continued and steadfast commitment to The J.M. Smucker Company, its brands, and its employees. I wish them both continued success in the future, and commend them for their outstanding leadership in our state.