Challenging Ourselves To Be Our Best
The Value of an Independent Board of Directors
Most family owned businesses are closed systems, keeping the decision making and accountability to a tight circle of likeminded kin. The Brubacher family has chosen to break that mold, and our company has benefited greatly. With the guidance of the Delaware Valley Family Business Center (DVFBC), Brubacher appointed an independent board of directors in 2007. Since that time, the board has included at least two non-family directors who have no other business relationships with the company.
This independent board brings fresh perspectives to our business. Their insights are taken from decades of varied executive leadership, ownership and life experiences. They provide a level of accountability for the CEO and shareholders that few other family businesses benefit from.
Brubacher is a stronger, more diversified company as a result of these seasoned professionals asking tough questions and sharing wisdom. In fact, this is the same model of the accountability expected from every Brubacher team member for their actions and outcomes. The Brubacher board of directors works in concert with our executive leadership team, professional advisors, shareholders and family council.
John L. Kreisher
Chairman of the Board