LOS ANGELES — Data-standards organization GS1 said it presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Awards this week to Danny Wegman, chief executive officer of Wegmans Food Markets, and Tim Smucker, chairman of The J.M. Smucker Co.
“The leadership, vision, and innovation demonstrated by both Tim Smucker and Danny Wegman have not only advanced the food and beverage industries, but all industries that use information standards to improve business processes, share information efficiently, and conduct business one way around the world,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US, based in Lawrenceville, N.J. “As visionaries, they have elevated their family businesses to become two of the world’s most respected brands, while also generously giving their time to lead collaboration with their peers and trading partners to move industry forward.”
The awards were presented at the GS1 General Assembly and Global Leadership Summit.
Wegman is a former chairman of the GS1 US board of governors as well as the GS1 management board, and he has been a strong advocate of GS1 standards and data synchronization, fostering collaboration between manufacturers and retailers, GS1 said.
A former member of the GS1 US board of governors, Smucker currently is vice chairman and chairman emeritus of the GS1 management board, continuing his 40-year effort to drive supply chain innovation and advocate for more widespread adoption of GS1 standards, most recently in the area of financial services.