Bru is Retired Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, Inc. and Brings Business Expertise, International Perspective
RACINE, Wis., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ — S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., the family-led company that markets trusted brands like Windex(R), Ziploc(R) and Scrubbing Bubbles(R), today announced the election of retired Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, Inc. Abelardo E. “Al” Bru to its Board of Directors.
“Al Bru has had a very distinguished career and comes to SC Johnson with extensive business expertise, international perspective and leadership insights,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “We look forward to the counsel that he will bring to the Board of this global family company as we continue to innovate and grow in many markets around the world.”
Prior to retiring from PepsiCo, Inc., Al held numerous leadership positions including Vice Chairman, Chairman and CEO of Frito-Lay North America and President and General Manager of Sabritas, Frito-Lay’s largest snack food operation outside the United States. Among many valued traits, Al is known for his high integrity, business acumen and insight into diverse markets.
“I am honored and thrilled to join a world-class company that operates with most worthy principles and excels in creating consumer preferred products,” said Bru on joining the SC Johnson board.
The other members of the S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. board of directors include H. Fisk Johnson, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and Chairman and CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Richard M. Thomson, Vice Chairman of the Board of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Retired Chairman and CEO of The Toronto-Dominion Bank; Robin R. Burns-McNeill, Chairman of Batallure Beauty, LLC and former CEO of Victoria’s Secret Beauty Co. and Estee Lauder, Inc. Helen P. Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Chairman of Johnson Financial Group, Inc.; John Jeffry Louis, Chairman of Parson Capital Corporation; Steven S. Rogers, Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management; Christine Todd Whitman, President, Whitman Strategy Group, Former Governor of New Jersey and Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Robert Willumstad, Managing Partner of Brysam Global Partners, LLC and former President and COO of Citigroup Inc.; and Michael W. Wright, Retired Chairman, President and CEO of SUPERVALU Inc.
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN(R), BAYGON(R), BRISE(R), ECHO(R), KABIKILLER(R), KLEAR(R), and MR. MUSCLE(R). The 121-year old company, with over $7.5 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries.
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