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Executive Chairman John Thacher

What the 1920s teach us about overcoming challenges.

In this video, Executive Chairman John Thacher talks about overcoming adversity with resilience and creativity – just as we did in the 1920s, when the stock market crash and Great Depression that followed tested the nation and the company.

Additional Videos

  • John P. Thacher.

    Chairman John Thacher – The 1920s

    In Lessons from a Decade, Chairman John Thacher discusses what the 1920s can teach us about current-day challenges and opportunities.

  • Michael J. Hunter

    Chief Financial Officer Michael J. Hunter – The 1930s

    Michael J. Hunter talks about how Wilbur-Ellis managed through the Great Depression in the 1930s, finding opportunity amid the hardship.

  • Anne Cleary.

    Vice President, Human Resources – Anne Cleary

    What the 1940s can teach us about the importance of shared purpose and values.

  • Mike Wilbur.

    President and CEO Cavallo Ventures, Mike Wilbur – The 1950s

    President and CEO of Cavallo Ventures Mike Wilbur talks about how the 1950s were a time of expansion and transformation for the company. Behind founder Brayton Wilbur’s handshake, integrity and accountability, the company grew across the U.S. and into Asia.

  • Dan Willey.

    Chief Information Officer, Dan Willey – The 1960s

    Chief Information Officer Dan Willey talks about how the 1960s was a time of great political and social change globally. He also shares how Wilbur-Ellis went through transitions, including a major leadership change during the decade.

  • Amie Thesingh.

    Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Amie Thesingh – The 1970s

    Vice President, Corporate Business Development Amie Thesingh talks about how the 1970s saw an interesting mix of changes happening in the world and at Wilbur-Ellis. She also shares how corporate social responsibility drives business decisions every day.

  • Andrew Loder.

    Nutrition President, Andrew Loder – The 1980s

    Nutrition President Andrew Loder talks about how the 1980s were a time of significant global political change and business transformation. He also shares the important role growth through acquisitions has had and continues to have on Wilbur-Ellis’ success.

  • Tim Nestler.

    General Counsel Tim Nestler – The 1990s

    General Counsel Tim Nestler talks about how the 1990s was overall a peaceful decade with globalization at the forefront. He also shares how the internet revolution cemented itself in the 90s and how Wilbur-Ellis added and continues to add value to its customers through cutting edge technology.

  • John Buckley

    President and CEO, John Buckley – The 2000s

    President and CEO, John Buckley talks about how the 2000s had a significant amount of turmoil, but also a lot of progress for the world and the Company. He also shares how Wilbur-Ellis formalized its Impact Fund and has donated more than $7 million to local organizations around the world.

  • Matthew H. Rowland.

    Member, Wilbur-Ellis Board of Directors, Matthew Rowland – 2010-Present

    Member of the Wilbur-Ellis Board of Directors and Chair of the Wilbur Family Assembly & Council Matthew Rowland talks about how 2010 to present day was a time of growth and innovation within each division of the Company. He also shares how COVID-19 has been the greatest challenge, but Wilbur-Ellis employees have still made the…

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