Finney, whose career has spanned the public and private sector, led a full-scale overhaul of the MEDC, including a focus on a regional economic development model and new, performance-based incentive programs.
After joining Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. in 1978, Schoonveld rose through the ranks to be just the seventh president in the company’s more than 12-decade-long history, which includes in its portfolio some of West Michigan’s iconic buildings.
Perrigo reported sales growth of 15.1 percent to $3.17 billion for its 2012 fiscal year. New products accounted for half of that sales growth. After launching more than 45 products this year, the generic and over-the-counter drug maker plans an even more ambitious schedule in 2013.
The fourth-generation family owned floor care company plans a complete “refocusing” and “revamping” of its brand that will roll out over 2013. The process will allow the manufacturer to project more clarity around its brand and its products, Bissell says.
A tireless advocate for the architecture industry, Metz has served on the state and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
In 2012, Wolverine World Wide completed one of the largest acquisitions ever in the footwear industry when it bought Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group for $1.24 billion. The deal transforms Wolverine into the third-largest footwear company in the world behind giants Nike and Adidas.