Fordham Notes: Benjamin Moore Executive To Explain Company’s Overhaul

Monday, May 3, 2010

Benjamin Moore Executive To Explain Company’s Overhaul

Ever wonder what it takes to overhaul a company to make it even more successful?

"Overhauling Operations at Benjamin Moore Paints with Jack Moore and Terry Phinney,” the Fordham’s Institute for Family & Private Enterprise’s upcoming seminar, will reveal what it takes.

The event, which takes place Wednesday, May 5 at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, is open to small business owners and C-suite executives of privately held companies.

Steven Nicokiris, Managing Director CBIZ MHM, LLC, will moderate the panel, which will feature Moore, a former director at Benjamin Moore Paints, an $800 million paint manufacturer founded in 1883. After modernizing operations, the company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2001.

He’ll be joined by Phinney, a partner at PhinneyMarcinak, LLC, who advised Benjamin Moore Paints for five years. He has worked with both family owned and publicly traded clients to address their most pressing business and organizational needs. In his capacity as a strategist, he has helped management improve the productivity and profitability of their organizations.

The seminar will cover three areas:

-Profile of the family business

-How the company doubled the bottom line to $80 million

-The sale of the company to Berkshire Hathaway

An open Q&A session will follow, along with cocktails and networking.

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—Patrick Verel

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