2019 Craftsmanship Award Recipient
John Hazen White, Jr.
Executive Chairman & CEO
Taco Group Holdings, Inc. Our honoree this year is John Hazen White, Jr., Executive Chairman & CEO of Taco Group Holdings, Inc. “Johnny” White owns and operates Taco, a multi-million dollar international conglomerate, and is recognized as a trailblazer in the industry. Taco is a world-class manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment with locations in the U.S., Canada, China, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam and is renowned for excellence, inventiveness and product diversity.
Taco Group Holdings, Inc. is a family-run company that is poised to celebrate the 100th year of its founding and a century of innovation. Mr. White is the third generation to provide exemplary leadership and vision for the company.
Johnny White is devoted to education for Taco employees and the company invests heavily in training. Classes take place in Taco’s state-of-the-art, $20 million Innovation and Development Center (IDC) which combines training with hands-on learning. Employees seeking degrees can also take advantage of full tuition reimbursement for Associate, Bachelor and Master’s level degree programs.
In addition to many other volunteer commitments, Mr. White is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where he has endowed an annual program in “The Re-emergence of Manufacturing in the United States.”
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen looks forward to recognizing John Hazen White, Jr. for his multi-faceted contributions to our Industry.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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