Buckman recently announced that three new members have been elected by its shareholders to join its board of directors: Robert “Bob” Buckman, Jacqueline Welch, and Gregg Sutherland. James Shepherd of retired from the board after 12 years of service to the company.
Bob Buckman’s career at Buckman spanned nearly 50 years, including a previous tenure on the board. The son of the company’s founder, Stanley Buckman, Bob has held many positions at the company, including CEO (1978-2000), director and chairman of the board. He is the author of Building a Knowledge-Driven Organization and has been a long-term board member of the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC).
Welch is the chief human resource officer (CHRO) and chief diversity Officer (CDO) at Freddie Mac. She has more than 20 years of experience in HR, inclusion, and diversity strategy and execution, both as a consultant with Accenture and Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) and as a corporate executive at companies such as Turner Broadcasting System and Rock-Tenn Co. Welch has been recognized nationally with awards such as CHRO of the Year by HRO Today, Diversity Leader of the Year and Women Worth Watching by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, and the Breakaway Leadership Award by Evanta.
Sutherland is a recently retired strategy consulting partner with Ernst & Young (E&Y). During his 17 years with E&Y, he assisted clients with the development of growth strategies and the design of operating models to support those strategies. His consulting work encompassed the chemical industry, including extensive work at Dow Chemical, and pulp and paper companies including Kimberly-Clark and International Paper. He has also served in executive roles for product development and strategy, including senior vice president of Strategy at Qwest Communications. Sutherland has served as a board member for Colorado Communications and Technology Professionals and Colorado Audubon Society.
“We are pleased to welcome each of these individuals to our Board of Directors,” said Phil Shannon, chairman of the board of Bulab Holdings. “Bob, Jacqueline and Gregg each bring to the Board unique experiences, skill sets and careers but more importantly they possess the energy, desire and commitment to help Buckman achieve its ambitious goals. Their backgrounds and track records of delivering exceptional results will be invaluable to Buckman’s future successes.”
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