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130 Employees Sent 130 Wishes for McCormick's 130th Anniversary

 

2019 will be hard to beat—McCormick turned 130 this year! To ring in the New Year, we asked 130 employees to send one wish for McCormick's next 130 years. Here's what they had to say.

“May we always remember the contributions of those who laid our foundations around the world and grow into their big dreams for us!” - Krina Agnew, Global Supply Chain Program Manager, Global HQ, US

 

“My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is to regain status as a Fortune 500 Company.” - Chris Anthony, Revenue Management Analyst I, Global HQ, US

“130 is old enough to take wise business decisions and young enough to spice up and delight our customers every day, everywhere.” - Susanne Arfelt, Vice President – APZ Flavour Solutions, McCormick Singapore

“Thank you, McCormick, for spicing up life and for saving the world from boring flavors. Cheers to the next 130 successful years!” - Haydee Arreola, Project Manager, Global HQ, US

“Wishing McCormick a continued journey full of spicy adventures, kilos of flavour, and thousands of pinches of its secret ingredient: people!” - Gabriela Avilés, Demand Planner I, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“My wish for the next 130 years is that McCormick continues the great leadership that they have provided over the years; not just for their employees, but for the outside world as well.” - Joann Booker, Business Support Coordinator – Corporate, Global HQ, US

“130 years of bringing joyful flavours to life. Cheers to another 130 years! It's kind of a big dill.” - Grace Budiman, Senior Product Development Technologist, McCormick Australia

“My wish is that McCormick will continue to grow and that it celebrates a 260th anniversary.” - Jordan Carfagno, Culinary Training & Development Manager, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday, McCormick! Stay forward-thinking for the next 130 years. Keep advancing flavor for everyday meals and supporting female farmers!” - Christine Carter, Global Consumer Platform Strategy – Corporate, Global HQ, US

“My wish for the next 130 years is that McCormick’s plants around the world become the most environmentally sustainable.” Omar Castro, Marketing and Sales Financial Analyst, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“Continue planning the best flavors and recipes to always be in kitchens around the world.” - Eduardo Ciudad Real, Demand Planner, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“For McCormick’s 130th anniversary, I wish that we had a day off during our birthday month, so we can enjoy and celebrate.” - Lizbeth Contreras, Commercial, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“From root beer to Frank’s, we spent the first 130 years redefining flavor expertise; I can’t wait to see what we’re up to in 2149!” - Jordan Cusner, Senior Manager Consumer and Market Insight, Global HQ, US

“My wish for the next 130 yrs is that McCormick remains wonderful place to work & continues to bring the best flavor to the world.” - Karen de Chávez, Product Manager, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“I hope in the next 130 years every McCormick employee is happy, both in personal and business matters.” - Edyta Cieslak, HR Business Partner – EMEA, McCormick Shared Services, Poland

“First spice company in space!” - Mitch Clemens, Technical Systems Analyst II – McCormick IT, Global HQ, US

“My wish for McCormick is that the products we offer across the world will continue to be or will be consumers’ preferred choice for the next 130 years.”  - Rajini Daniel, HR Business Partner II, Global HQ, US

“For McCormick’s 130th, here’s a wish for our continuous pursuit of excellent products, renowned not as a Western but as a global flavor leader!” - Bernie Dreje, Senior Product Development Technologist – APZ, McCormick Singapore

“My wish for the next 130 years is that McCormick continues its Power of the People culture and continues to value all people.” - Denise Farmer, Sr. Principal Scientist, Technical Innovation Center, US

“My wish for McCormick in the next 130 years is to triple in size!” - Brandon Feagans, Sales Director – CPD, Global HQ, US

I hope McCormick takes us on another 130 years of amazing flavor adventures.” - Macarena Flamenco, Product Manager, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

I wish McCormick 130 more years of kind, caring, and insanely-talented employees making great-tasting products for our consumers!” - Ben Flood, Marketing Director – USCPD, Global HQ, US

 

“As McCormick continues to innovate and move into the future, they should never forget who is taking them there: PEOPLE.”  - Jamie Frailey, Creative Design Manager – Corporate, Global HQ, US


‘My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is to continue to save the world from boring food ... and the additional worlds too, since space travel will be routine.” - Bryce Freeman, US Flavor Solutions Sales Operations Director, Global HQ, US

 

“Let’s keep our 2x1 spirit, always work under visionary management, stay cool, and be a great place to work. Wish you a happy and flavored Birthday!!!” - Silvana Galdamez, Marketing Director, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

Happy 130th birthday McCormick! Let’s maintain our relentless focus on quality, safety and transparency from source to table.” - Hélène Gilbert, Food Safety and Quality System Director – EMEA, McCormick France

“I hope leadership stays connected & continues to value the people that will drive the engine of this company for the next 130 years.” - Jared Glasser, Digital Platforms & CRM Manager, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday, McCormick!!  May successes continue to come so that all stakeholders prosper with this wonderful company that is improving eating experiences around the world.” - Lázaro Gonzalez, President & Managing Director, McCormick Pesa, Mexico

“I hope in the next 130 years McCormick stays a company that feels like home and continues to bring the joy of flavor to life.” - Rachel Gooding, Research Chef II, Technical Innovation Center, US

 

“As a Chinese person, I hope McCormick can stand in history as long as the Zhou Dynasty, as united and strong as the Qin Dynasty, as prosperous as the Tang Dynasty.” - Ambrosia Gu, Associate Director – Organization & Development, McCormick Shanghai

“I wish for McCormick to always seek the finest talent, embody 2-4-1 culture, and be steadfast in its commitment to growth.” - Adam Hahn, Team Manager, Dallas Plant, US

“My wish is that McCormick continues to embody our Power of People philosophy and the spirit of 2 for 1.” - Joe Hargrove, Team Leader – McCormick People Solutions, Global HQ, US

“My wish is continued growth through diversity and inclusion initiatives to incite innovative thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.” - Renee Harper, Finance Manager – Inventory, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday, McCormick! I hope McCormick continues to be very popular in cities across China and that it establishes more and more branches.” - Cherry He, Assistant Manager – Costing, McCormick Shanghai

“May McCormick still be a very profitable company in another 130 years!” - Lisa Henneman, Financial Analyst – AR, Global HQ, US

“Bon anniversaire, McCormick! Let’s make our charity partnerships around the world even stronger over the next 130 years!” - Emmanuelle Hindley, Technical Services Manager – EMEA, McCormick UK

I hope that McCormick continues to bring flavour into the lives of people around the world for another 130 years.” - Charlie Hoppa, Operations Consultant II – McCormick IT, Global HQ, US

“My wish is for McCormick to become an even more prominent leader in the CPG industry by acquiring more consumer brands.” - Reeba Ivan, Digital Product Content Specialist, Global HQ, US

“In the next 130 years, may McCormick continue to be a top-of-mind brand. Instead of thinking about H&S, I hope consumers will think, talk, and buy McCormick.” - Gabriela Jiménez, Marketing, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“May the two for one philosophy succeed in encouraging, inspiring, and motivating McCormick leadership for the next 130 years.

May the family atmosphere established by C.P. McCormick and appreciated by so many employees prevail for the next 130 years.

Over the next 130 years, may we continue to delight our customers with service and products that far exceed their expectations.

Over the next 130 years, may the ideas in C.P. McCormick’s book, “The Power of People,” still guide our relationships with others.

Over the next 130 years, may we continue to make the best so someone will always buy our products and value our good name.

As 130 years unfold, may our research innovate, our service excel, our products delight, our profits impress, and our stock rise” - Jerry Kahan, McCormick Retiree Association Board Member

 

“I hope McCormick will continue to be a fun, profitable company and continue the idea of Power of People.” - Mary Kansler, A/R Analyst – Global Enablement, Global HQ, US

“My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is to have had 5 women CEOs.” - Natalie Kansler, Associate Customer Marketing Manager, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday, McCormick! Wishing the next 130 years are full of flavor, innovation, and continued commitment to sustainability.” -  Allison Keller, Social Media Content Manager, Global HQ, US

“My wish is that in the next 130 years McCormick ends up flavoring every single packaged food item in the grocery store.” - Melissa Lane, Social Media Community Specialist, Global HQ, US

I want to see people continue to flourish because of our company, its products, and the commitment that we have made to the communities we serve.” - Mary Lepley, Community Relations Specialist – Corporate, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday McCormick! I wish you continued growth and prosperity in every endeavor for another 130 years and beyond!” - Vhonda Lewis, Manager of Employee Communications and Engagement, Global HQ, US

“My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is to remain an employer of choice for current and future talent.” - Lukasz Libertowski, Record to Close Director, Global HQ, US

“CP’s legacy will continue to be valued and honored so long as our company exists. Happy Birthday McCormick!” - Randy Lichtenberg, Sr. QA Manager – Contract Manufacturing, Global HQ, US

Thanks for bringing the joy of flavor to my family and friends’ homes over the past 130 years! Happy Birthday, McCormick!” - Nicole Lorber, Business Transformation Office Change Manager I, Global HQ, US

“More Old Bay-flavored items!!” - Sean Lorden, Sales Planning Manager, Global HQ, US

“My wish is that in the next 130 years McCormick will continue to focus on and highlight sustainability and social impact.” - Rachael MacMurray, Contractor – E-commerce, Global HQ, US

“In 2149, I want my great-grandkids teaching their kids to bake my mom’s chocolate chip cookies using McCormick Vanilla Extract.” - Deanna Manniello, Associate Product Manager II – USCPD, Global HQ, US

“I hope that in the next 130 years McCormick will be the number one supplier of the food industry.” - Patricia Marmolejo, Innovation Director, McCormick Pesa, Mexico

 

“Happy B-Day McCormick! Let's bring passion for flavor and delicious moments to families globally, at least for 130 more years.” - Delmy Marroquin, Human Relations Director, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

 

“I wish for tasty, world-class recognition and another 130 years of innovation, inclusion, new sites, and extra-spicy acquisitions!” - Elisa Marroquín, Food Safety System and Sanitation Coordinator, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

Feliz 130 aniversario, McCormick! Gracias por el privilegio de trabajar para una gran compañía y dar sabor a cada día de nuestros clientes.

Happy 130th anniversary, McCormick! Thank you for the privilege of working for a great company and flavoring people’s lives.” - Renato Martínez, Country Manager – Sales, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

My wish is to have to McCormick be in every pantry around the world.”  - Jason McCormick, Community Relations Manager, Global HQ, US

“Thanking the leaders from the past and present, wishing the best for those taking us into the future.” - John McCormick, Retired Vice President of Government and Community Affairs

“Wish McCormick to inspire the world with flavors and creative ways to drive unity among diverse cultures for generations to come.” - William Mendez, Plant Controller, Mojave Foods, US

“For people around the world to be in love with McCormick and automatically think of the brand when someone talks about flavor.” - Carolina Mendoza, Commercial, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

My wish is for McCormick to acquire more brands and to grow into an even more successful company!” - Rachel Miller, Contractor – Digital Marketing, Global HQ, US

 

“My wish for the next 130 years is that we remain a company that cares for its employees & continues to promote a 2 for 1 spirit.”  Kara Mirarchi, Sales Planning Manager, Global HQ, US

“Happy Birthday, McCormick! I wish you success in keeping the stock price high, increasing dividends & making the very best products.” - Dave Mixon, McCormick Retiree Association Board Member

I wish that employees retiring 130 years from now are as proud of the company they helped to build as I am of the one that we did!” - Tony Montcalmo, Director – International HR Programs & Executive Compensation (Retired), McCormick Retiree Association Board Member

“Happy 130th McCormick! My wish: continue developing fantastic flavors + amazing people = another 130 years of outstanding growth!” - Ramesh Moorthy, Director – NA Consumer Business Analytics, Consumer and Market Insight, Global HQ, US

Happy Birthday, McCormick! May your brightest future outshine your brightest past.” - Raj Nair, General Manager, Zatarain’s, US

“My wish for the next 130 years is that McCormick will be the best global company to work for where each employee feels valued.” - Rahul Patel, Customer Quality Assurance Manager – Dairy
Global HQ, US

“I wish for a future where McCormick helps the world be better thorough sustainable partnerships with communities worldwide.” - Nancy Peper, Principal Scientist, Technical Innovation Center, US

Due to the company’s focus on diversity and inclusion, new consumer micro-niches are discovered resulting in a 20% increase in new revenue year over year. 

McCormick names first female CEO & Chairman and its board of directors reflects more than 60% international and gender diversity.  

McCormick’s commitment to social issues and environmental sustainability results in being invited by NASA to create a process to grow natural herbs & spices as part of the Moon and Mars colonization efforts.”- Neddy Perez, Senior Director – Global Diversity & Inclusion, Global HQ, US

“HB McCormick. I wish that the business expands more in Latin America in the years to come to bring our unique products to that part of the world.” -  Carlos Pinto, Customer Quality Manager, Global HQ, US

“That we continue to be a central part of people’s meals and moments and that our employees continue to make lifelong friendships.”  - Sarah Piper, Vice President, Total Rewards, Global HQ, US

“Thank you, McCormick, for bringing a pinch of joy to our meals, desserts and drinks!!! You’re not just aging, you’re becoming AMAZING!!” - Luz Ramirez, Scientist II – Product Development, Technical Innovation Center, US

“Dear McCormick, I wish to continue sharing with you the passion for flavor, creating that spicy spark that we all need in our lives!” - Silvia Reinosa, Retail Product Developer, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

My wish is that we continue to innovate and invest in e-commerce and social media.” - Dan Rogers, Customer Business Manager I, Global HQ, US

“In the next 130 years, I hope McCormick continues to add the best flavor to every meal and moment, and that it continues to show up anywhere families and friends gather.” - Romeo Rubio, Commercial McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“Wishing for a sweet and flavorful future, with McCormick continuing to lead the way. Keep spicing up life around the world!” - Rebecca Salzman, Project Manager, Global HQ, US

“My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is for us to dedicate ourselves to creating structures, a culture, and an organization designed to bring out the best in our People!” - Melissa Schutz, Organizational Effectiveness Leader – Americas, Global HQ, US

 

“My wish for McCormick is that we can retain and attract the best talent in each unit, so we can reach our best potential.” - Camila Serpas, Commercial HR Business Partner, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“Over the next 130 years, let’s keep flying the flag for equality, allowing everyone to bring their whole self to work each day.” - Zoe Shuttlewood, Food Safety & Quality Systems Lead – EMEA, McCormick UK

My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years is to be a continued growth driver in the flavour industry.” - Dan Slattery, Technical Systems Consultant I – McCormick IT, Global HQ, US

“Wishing McCormick 130 more years of being the #1 Flavor Company!” - Ryan Smiley, Explore Team Member – Leo Administration, 18 Loveton, US

“Just think of the billions of great-tasting, healthy choices McCormick will inspire over the next 130 years! It’s mind-blowing!” - Kelly Smith, EMEA Culinary Manager, McCormick UK

“My wish is to see our stock price rise 130 times higher in the next 130 years. And I hope to live until then to witness this great miracle!!!” - Victor Song, Finance Director, McCormick Shanghai

My wish for McCormick’s next 130 years if for all jobs to have process documentation!” - Jen Stonesifer, Analytics Engineer II, Global HQ, US

“One day my kids will proudly tell my grandkids their Grandpa worked for a company that changed the way the world looked at flavors.” - Arun Sudheendran, Direct Procurement Lead – APZ, McCormick Thailand

“May McCormick continue to sprinkle joy onto everyone’s plates while operating with the highest integrity and highest intent.” - Emily Tauber, Scientist II – Flavor Cell Product Development, Technical Innovation Center, US

“Here’s to another 130 years of growth and prosperity. We can help make the world a better place!” -Lionel Tay, Vice President, Quality – APZ, McCormick Singapore

“I hope McCormick gets bigger and bigger all around the world and stays connected as one happy, spicy family!” - Mintra Thunyaluck, Project Support Associate – SEAL Transition, McCormick Thailand

 

“My wish for the next 130 years is that McCormick continues providing the best flavor and that we eventually use 100% biodegradable packaging.” - Vanessa Valencia, Commercial, McCormick de Centro América, El Salvador

“May McCormick become, within the next 130 months (not years!), the #1 company in FMCG for people diversity and environmental impact!” - Gautier Villiaume, Commercial Controller – McCormick Flavour Solutions, McCormick France

 

“My wish over the next 130 years is to have multiple female CEOs.”  - Molly Willcox, Product Manager II – Corporate Branding, Global HQ, US

 

“130 more years of dividend raises!” - Greg Williams, Revenue Management Manager, Global HQ, US

In the next 130 years, may McCormick continue to leverage the Power of People; those I’ve met - who have taught and challenged me - make McCormick great!” - Meghan Winston, Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Global HQ, US

My wish is to continuously have hardworking, dedicated, kind, happy employees.” - Sarah Wolford, Ecomm Merchandising Specialist, Global HQ, US

“For the next 130 years I hope McCormick stays a staple in the Baltimore Community and continues its charity contributions.” - Christina Zizos, Charitable Donations and Corporate Events Coordinator – Corporate, Global HQ, US

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