Morton L. Mandel is a leading philanthropist, business leader, and social entrepreneur. With his two brothers in 1940, he helped create Premier Industrial Corp., one of the more successful companies in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. As chairman and CEO of Premier from 1957 until 1996, Mandel brought the company public in 1960. He then led Premier to record profit and revenue for thirty-four out of the next thirty-six years.
Mandel now serves as chairman and CEO of Parkwood Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary Parkwood Trust Co. He also serves as chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation.
John A. Byrne, the former executive editor of BusinessWeek and editor in chief of Fast Company magazine, is ...