BUFFALO, N.Y. -- William G. Gisel Jr., president and CEO of Rich
Products Corp., has been named the 2014 Buffalo Niagara Executive
of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
The award will be presented at the 65th Annual School of
Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m.
on Oct. 28, at the Statler Hotel, 107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Gisel was selected by a vote of past honorees and the alumni
association board of directors, who cited his global perspective,
strategic vision and commitment to Western New York.
Rich Products Corp. is a family-owned global food company
defined by innovation and a commitment to its customers, associates
and communities. Since 1945, Rich’s has been developing food
solutions that raise the standards for quality, safety, convenience
and efficiency for its customers. As a leading supplier to the
global foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces,
Rich’s posts annual sales exceeding $3.2 billion, operates 36
manufacturing facilities spanning six continents and employs more
than 9,200 people across the world.
Over the past three decades, Gisel has served on more than 20
charitable, educational, civic and corporate boards. He is
currently on the board of directors for the University at
Buffalo’s Confucius Institute and serves as chairman of the
board of trustees for the WNED public broadcasting organization. He
also serves as a director on the boards for KeyCorp and Moog Inc.
and is an advisory board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York. A trustee of the John R. Oishei Foundation and the Josephine
Goodyear Foundation, Gisel is a former president of the board of
trustees for Nichols School in Buffalo.
Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has
a major impact on the region, and whose career has been
distinguished by executive success and civic leadership. Recent
honorees include Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., and
Michael W. Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health.
For information about the awards banquet, contact the School of
Management’s Office of Alumni and External Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.