The J.M. Huber Corporation received one of the most prestigious awards for a family business: the IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award for 2013.
Huber Family Member Martha Huber, Huber Board Co-Chair Maria Lilja , Mike Marberry, from Lombard Odier & Cie’s Alexis Lombard and IMD President Professor Dominique Turpin.
This global award recognizes top-performing family businesses that successfully combine tradition and innovation, as well as make a contribution to the community. Two key factors separate this award from all others: it is international in scope and it highlights the contributions that family businesses—and their employees—make to the global economy.
Mike Marberry, President & CEO of Huber, and several members of the Huber family accepted the award on October 10, 2013, during the IMD Family Business Network Summit, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Huber joins a distinguished list of family-owned businesses that have earned the IMD-Lombard Odier Award. Past winners include the Merck Group, S.C. Johnson Family Enterprises and the LEGO Group.
The award was established by IMD (the International Institute for Management Development) and Lombard, Odier & Cie in 1996. IMD is a global leader in providing executive education for large and medium-size international businesses and individuals. Lombard Odier traces its heritage to 1796 and is one of the largest family-owned private banking firms in Europe.
To win the Global Family Business Award, Huber provided IMD with comprehensive materials that define Huber’s culture, including the Company’s history, approach to family governance, core values and commitment to corporate social responsibility.
According to Thierry Lombard, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier & Cie and Chairman of the Family Business Network International: “Huber is a superb example of a world-class family business that has stayed true to its entrepreneurial roots and guiding principles. I am highly impressed by this company’s inclusiveness and by the quality of the dialogue within the family.”
The IMD Global Family Business Award is a testament to the efforts of Huber employees around the world, the support of its customers and the long-term commitment of the Huber family.