UNH CEO Forum Welcomes Jack
Moore, Fourth-Generation Family Member Benjamin Moore Paints
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Nov. 4, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire CEO Forum welcomes
Jack Moore, a fourth-generation family member and corporate director
of Benjamin Moore & Co., who will tell the story of how this
old-line coatings manufacturer streamlined its operations and doubled
its profits in the late 1990s, culminating in the company’s
sale to Berkshire Hathaway in an all-cash transaction in November
“Benjamin Moore Paints: Renewal of a Centenarian” will
be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 at the New England Center. Coffee
and networking begin at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served at
8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m.
Also speaking will be Terry Phinney of Whitehall Consulting, who
advised the company throughout the change process.
Benjamin Moore & Co. was founded in 1883 by brothers Benjamin
and Robert, with an initial investment of $2,000. Its sales grew
to $800 million with 17 plants in the United States and Canada.
The company is the fourth-largest paint manufacturer in the United
States and has dominated the high-end “do-it-yourself”
market for several decades.
Moore now is a manager-director of his family investment company
and advisor to the Family Business Initiative for the National Association
of Corporate Directors. Phinney, based in Dedham, Mass., has advised
Duke Energy, United Illuminating Company, Dupont, and Meadowcraft
on major change initiatives.
Following the breakfast meeting, Moore and Phinney will facilitate
a discussion with family business owners and executives on the challenges
of making change in an organization.
To register or to become a member of the CEO Forum, call Barbara
Draper at (603) 862-1107, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiated in 1997, the CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH
Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate
School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies
in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities
to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry
in an informal setting. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm
of Pierce Atwood.
For more information about the CEO Forum, visit www.unh-ceoforum.org.