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  • Honoring Ray J. Hillenbrand

    by Representative Luke Messer

    Posted on 2013-02-13

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    MESSER of indiana in the house of representatives Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Mr. MESSER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of one of my constituents, Ray J. Hillenbrand, chairman of the board of Hillenbrand, Inc. headquartered in Batesville, Indiana.

    Mr. Hillenbrand has been chairperson of the board of Hillenbrand, Inc. since 2008 and previously served as director of Hillenbrand Industries, the company's former parent corporation, from 1970 to 2008 and as chairman of the board from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Hillenbrand was employed by and active for 19 years in the management of Hillenbrand Industries prior to his resignation as senior vice president and member of the office of the president in 1977. On February 27, 2013, Ray will retire from his duties leading the strategic vision of the company as chairman.

    For more than a century, the Hillenbrand companies have served as a staple in the Indiana and American corporate landscape, premiering innovative products in the funeral services, medical, and engineering industries. Ray's leadership has been a vital part of that success.

    Ray Hillenbrand will forever be a friend and inspiration to people across the Hoosier state. I ask the entire 6th Congressional District to join me in thanking Ray for his excellent service to his business and community and in congratulations for his successful tenure as chairman of the board of Hillenbrand, Inc.

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