SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Call them the dynamic duo.
Danny Wegman, CEO, Wegmans Food Markets, and Tim Smucker, chairman, The J.M. Smucker Co., received Hall of Achievement Awards here during the 2013 GMA Chairman's Lecture.
These executives, who have a history of working together, took the stage in front of some 400 industry leaders to accept their awards, which represent the highest honor given by GMA.
The executives' acceptance remarks touched on themes of teamwork and overcoming challenges.
Wegman took the opportunity to urge the industry to make more progress in battling diabetes, obesity and other health challenges. He pointed to Wegmans' successes in improving the health of its employees through company initiatives, and urged other companies to make inroads.
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"It can be done, we can make progress, we can change," he said.
Smucker put his emphasis on the benefits of teamwork, and he pointed to the many collaborations in his life, both personal and professional.
"Danny Wegman and Tim Smucker are more than pillars of the industry, they are family men from two of the most admired family companies, who are as well known for their philanthropy as for their leadership," said GMA President and CEO Pam Bailey.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Hall of Achievement Award.
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