May 26, 2007 |
The relationship between the chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and entrepreneur Irwin Jacobs, a vendor to the world's largest retailer, is taking some heat. Fired Wal-Mart marketing executive Julie Roehm, in the latest salvo aimed at her former employer, claimed in a court filing that CEO Lee Scott misused the company's ethics policy and accepted trips and received preferential prices on yachts and jewelry from Jacobs. Jacobs owns a number of companies, including Genmar Holdings Inc.
March 8, 2005 |
A handcrafted, vintage-1880 pool table adorns the executive suite at Brunswick Corp. headquarters, emblematic of the company's roots. The elegant table stands cluttered with papers, however, and Chief Executive George Buckley has never shot a game on it. He's preoccupied with plotting Brunswick's next course on the water. Founded on billiards and best known for bowling, Brunswick is a fast-expanding power in the boating business.