Deerfield, Illinois, December 30, 2011 – Beam Inc. and Fortune Brands Home & Security today remembered the life of former longtime Fortune Brands Board member Gordon Lohman, who passed away on December 24, 2011 at the age of 77.
Gordon Lohman, the former chairman and chief executive officer of AMSTED Industries, served on the Board of Fortune Brands from 1990 to 2007. During his 17 years of service, Mr. Lohman’s business acumen, executive skills and keen insights helped guide the company during its transformation from American Brands to Fortune Brands, which included the development of both the spirits and home and security businesses into industry leaders. The respect for Mr. Lohman’s leadership was consistently recognized by his fellow directors, who elected him to be the Board’s first independent lead director. A man of outstanding judgment and unsurpassed ethical standards, Mr. Lohman’s opinions and guidance were given great weight by the Board whenever confronting difficult issues.
The Boards and leadership of Beam and FBHS extend their respect and deepest sympathies to Gordon Lohman’s family, friends and loved ones.