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Frederik G. H. Meijer

January 1, 2019

Chairman of Executive Committee Meijer, Inc. (Deceased) – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Frederik G. H. Meijer is the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Meijer, Inc., a combination general merchandise and grocery store with locations in Michigan and Ohio. A product of very enterprising parents, Fred has worked in all facets of business – retailing, warehousing, management, truck driving, advertising, buying and supervision. This experience, learned at an early age, has brought the Meijer’s chain to its position today. The innovation of combining groceries with general merchandise is a credit due solely to the Meijers family. Mr. Meijer is currently active with the Rotary Club, the Grand Valley State University Foundation Board, the Food Marketing Institute Board, as a trustee of the Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of Second Harvest, a national program to obtain and distribute food to the needy. He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Grand Valley State University in 1982, the Outstanding Michigan Citizens Award in 1983, the Liberty Bell Freedom Award from the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and was named Businessperson of the Year by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. From the National American Red Cross both he and Meijer’s, Inc. received the Good Neighbor Award at ceremonies in Washington, D.C. in 1992. “I’m convinced that the ‘Fun’ in life is the trip … not just in arriving.”