First Business

March 26, 2013

Johnson-Leipold: Sam Johnson's innovative touch allowed company to thrive

Family leadership has made the Johnson family businesses strong, but it was the innovation of Samuel Johnson that allowed the company to become the global business it is today, Helen Johnson-Leipold said Friday.

Johnson-Leipold is the chairwoman of Johnson Bank and the chairwoman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors. Her brother, H. Fisk Johnson, leads S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. The businesses are all based in Racine.

The company was founded by Johnson-Leipoldâ;€™s great-great-grandfather, but her father tookâ;€¦;

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