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Herbert Fisk Johnson III


Herbert Fisk Johnson III

For other people named Herbert Johnson, see Herbert Johnson (disambiguation).
Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Born May 19, 1957
Occupation Manufacturing Executive
Parents Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr. and Imogene Powers Johnson

Herbert Fisk Johnson III or H. Fisk Johnson III (born May 19, 1957), known as "Fisk", is the fifth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc of Racine, WI. He is the current Chairman and CEO of the company. He is the son of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson. He is also the great-great-grandson of company founder Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr.. Fisk is tied with his three siblings and mother at #215 on the Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans.[1]


He has a BA in Chemistry and Physics, 1979; Master's of Engineering, 1980; MS in Physics, 1982; MBA in Marketing and Finance, 1984; and Ph.D. in Physics, 1986 — all from Cornell University and Cornell's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Career with S.C. Johnson & Son

He joined the family business in 1987 as a marketing associate and served in a number of roles. He was appointed Chairman and Chairman of the Board in 2000. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2004.

On behalf of the company, he accepted a 2006 Ron Brown Award, a presidential award for Corporate Leadership.

Public policy work

He has served as a:


He is one of the inventors listed on U.S. Patent #7028405, entitled "Vibratory Shaver", and U.S. patent application #20060238136, entitled "Lamp and bulb for illumination and ambiance lighting".


His extended family is the named benefactor of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has also helped support Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. His family is known for social responsibility and environmentalism. They are big benefactors of the Smithsonian Institution and the Mayo Clinic.


External links

  • 2006 Forbes 400 Richest Americans
  • Article on his appointment as CEO
  • His photo
  • Link to his patent
  • Link to his patent application
  • Shedd Aquarium listing

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