Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Honors a graduate alumnus whose career achievements have brought distinction to Smeal and whose commitment of time, talent, and resources has been key to enhancing the prestige of the college.
2015 Award Recipient: William T. Simon '89 Marketing, '94 M.B.A.
Bill Simon is vice president, sales - U.S. consumer products for McCormick & Company, Inc. He leads the U.S. internal and external sales team that is responsible for driving profitable growth across all of the key customers within the retail, club, mass, e-commerce, dollar, and drug channels. He also leads customer strategic planning, category management, revenue management, internal sales planning and sales
technology activities for the McCormick, Zatarains, Lawry’s, OLD BAY, and Kitchen Basics brands. Prior to McCormick, Simon held a variety of sales, R&D, revenue management and marketing positions over a 20-year career within HJ Heinz. He has a passion for building growth platforms and capabilities that enable great brands and great people to reach their potential. Simon began his career in sales with ADP. He is the past Chair of the Penn State alumni board and currently a member of the Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, the St. Joseph’s Food Marketing Board of Governors, and the Naturi Yogurt board of directors.