Lawrence Kurzius

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at McCormick & Co., Inc.

Lawrence Kurzius

Lawrence Kurzius

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at McCormick & Co., Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

McCormick International, Inc.
McCormick & Co., Inc.
Zatarain's Brands, Inc.

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1860

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

1958

Age

61

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Chairman-Visitor Board at University of Maryland

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at McCormick & Co., Inc.

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Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at McCormick & Co., Inc.

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President, Global Industrial & International Business at McCormick & Co., Inc.

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President at University of Maryland - Baltimore County

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Black & Decker Corp.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Conagra Brands, Inc.

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President, Global Consumer & Americas at McCormick & Co., Inc.

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Executive Advisor Partner at Wind Point Partners

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Managing Director of Private Wealth Management at TD Bank NA

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at McCormick & Co., Inc.
Education
Bachelor's of Science in Economics, magna cum laude

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer
2003 - Current

At McCormick, we have a passion for flavor. We are a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry. Our customers range from retail outlets and food manufacturers to food service businesses. Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Maryland, McCormick has approximately 9,500 employees worldwide. For more than 75 years, our commitment to Multiple Management has enabled employees to excel at managing the business. A Multiple Management culture engages employees in problem-solving, high performance and professional development. In 2011, we reported $3.7 billion in net sales. From locations around the world, our consumer brands reach more than 110 countries and have a strong leading position in our largest markets. McCormick is also a leading supplier of private label items, also known as store brands. Consumer business sales are driven by product innovation, effective marketing, expanded distribution and acquisitions. For the industrial business, food service customers, including multi-national restaurants and broadline food service distributors, rely on and recognize McCormick for quality and reliability. The Company also provides seasoning blends, coating systems, wet flavors, compound flavors and other flavor solutions to leading food and beverage manufacturers. Our extensive research and development resources have enabled us to build strategic partnerships and deliver innovative products. Our strategy is to increase sales and profits by investing in the business, and fueling this investment through our Comprehensive Continuous Improvement program - CCI. With a solid balance sheet and strong cash flow, we have paid dividends every year since 1925 and increased dividends annually for more than 25 years. McCormick’s great team of employees and winning strategy have us well-positioned to continue to deliver high performance and increase shareholder value

President & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - 2003

Part of McCormick & Co., Inc., Zatarain's Brands, Inc. is an American company located in Gretna, LA, that manufactures packaged food products for dinner. On 04 Jun 03 McCormick & Co., Inc. acquired Zatarain's Brands, Inc. from Citigroup, Inc. for $180 million.

President
Prior

Part of Morra Family, McCormick International, Inc. is a company headquartered in Pella, IA, that manufactures agricultural equipment such as tractors.

Boards & Committees
Director
2018 - Current
Director
2007 - Current

Part of McCormick & Co., Inc., McCormick Europe Ltd. is a company headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, that manufactures spices, extracts and herbs. It was founded in 1995.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2003 - Current

At McCormick, we have a passion for flavor. We are a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry. Our customers range from retail outlets and food manufacturers to food service businesses. Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Maryland, McCormick has approximately 9,500 employees worldwide. For more than 75 years, our commitment to Multiple Management has enabled employees to excel at managing the business. A Multiple Management culture engages employees in problem-solving, high performance and professional development. In 2011, we reported $3.7 billion in net sales. From locations around the world, our consumer brands reach more than 110 countries and have a strong leading position in our largest markets. McCormick is also a leading supplier of private label items, also known as store brands. Consumer business sales are driven by product innovation, effective marketing, expanded distribution and acquisitions. For the industrial business, food service customers, including multi-national restaurants and broadline food service distributors, rely on and recognize McCormick for quality and reliability. The Company also provides seasoning blends, coating systems, wet flavors, compound flavors and other flavor solutions to leading food and beverage manufacturers. Our extensive research and development resources have enabled us to build strategic partnerships and deliver innovative products. Our strategy is to increase sales and profits by investing in the business, and fueling this investment through our Comprehensive Continuous Improvement program - CCI. With a solid balance sheet and strong cash flow, we have paid dividends every year since 1925 and increased dividends annually for more than 25 years. McCormick’s great team of employees and winning strategy have us well-positioned to continue to deliver high performance and increase shareholder value

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million men and women, contributes more than $1.8 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.

Member, Board of Trustees
2010 - Current

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until 1958, when it shifted its focus to four-year university degrees and adopted its present name. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Its sports teams are known as the Jacksonville Dolphins.

Director
Current

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., GMA’s member organizations include internationally recognized brands as well as steadily growing, localized brands.

Director
Prior

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is responsible for the sixth district, which covers the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, 74 counties in the eastern two-thirds of Tennessee, 38 parishes of southern Louisiana, and 43 counties of southern Mississippi. The Sixth District operates branches in Atlanta, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. These branches provide cash to banks, savings and loans, and other depository institutions; transfer money electronically; and clear millions of checks. The Atlanta Fed has three main functions: monetary policy, operation of nationwide payment system, and bank supervision and regulation.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2012

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until 1958, when it shifted its focus to four-year university degrees and adopted its present name. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Its sports teams are known as the Jacksonville Dolphins.

$5,000 +
2011

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until 1958, when it shifted its focus to four-year university degrees and adopted its present name. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Its sports teams are known as the Jacksonville Dolphins.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

The Republican Party of Florida is the official organization for Republicans in the state of Florida.

$200
2003

Former Senator from Louisiana

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McCormick & Co., Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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