, | Certificate of Distinction: 1971
The world of industry offers the opportunity for its leaders to exert influence on the world around them in addition to the personal gain that they may accrue. Some turn their position and their opportunity to the good of all around them. Some do not.
Harold W. McMillan, retired board chairman of Central Soya is one of those men who dedicates his position and his resources to the improvement of his community and his agricultural profession.
The son of Dale McMillan, founder of Central Soya, he attended Oberlin College and the Purdue School of Agriculture. Following college, he worked for a few years outside the industry but returned to the Central Sugar Company in Decatur and later became its president. In 1945, he joined Central Soya as vice-president and sales director. He later became executive vice-president and then chairman of the board.
He has served his community well - as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, president of the Fort Wayne YMCA, president of the Parkview Memorial Hospital, and president of the McMillan Foundation. He has been a substantial contributor to educational and charitable causes, as well.
For excellence in your business, we salute you, Harold McMillan, but, more than that, we thank you for your understanding benevolence and your genuine concern for those about you.