John Aguiar Roger Baker Matt Beeson Ankush Bhandari Richard Broad Don Close Scott Colbert Steve Freed Tyson Giles David Green Brian Harris Kellee James William E. Krueger Drew Lerner Mary Keough Ledman Brant Matthews Christine McCracken Paul Meyers Chris Morley Steve Nugent Mike O'Dea Jim Ritchie Craig Ruffolo Josh Sosland Carl Schwinke Tim Statts Hugo van der Goes
Vice-President of Global Strategic Procurement
McCormick & Co., Inc.
Mr. Matthews is vice-president of global strategic procurement at McCormick & Co., Inc., where he is responsible for creating and directing worldwide procurement strategies and programs for raw materials, packaging materials, ingredients, commodities, services, and non-inventory items. Before joining McCormick, he was with Johnson & Johnson for 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, quality assurance, external manufacturing and procurement at various operating companies in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland. Earlier, he worked for the Burpee Seed Co. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.
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"The Union Station reception was amazing."
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"Good speaker selection, like the panel discussions, Sunday reception was nice. Great to have more room at this venue vs. previous years."