Herbert Fisk Johnson III

Herbert Fisk Johnson III

Herbert Fisk Johnson III or H. Fisk Johnson III (born May 19, 1957), known as “Fisk”, is the fifth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc of Racine, WI, as chairman and CEO.

Early life:

He is the son of the late Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr. and Imogene Powers Johnson, and the great-great-grandson of company founder Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr. Fisk, his three siblings and mother each have a net worth of $3 billion as of May 2015.


He has a BA in Chemistry and Physics, 1979; Master of Engineering, 1980; MS in Physics, 1982; MBA in Marketing and Finance, 1984; and PhD in Physics, 1986 — all from Cornell University and Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.


He joined the family business in 1987 as a marketing associ
ate and served in a number of roles. He was appointed chairman in 2000, and CEO in 2004.

On behalf of the company, he accepted a 2006 Ron Brown Award, a presidential award for corporate leadership.

Public policy work:

He has served as a:

member of President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation
member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
director on the board of Conservation International
member of the Executive Board of CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
trustee emeritus of Cornell University


He is one of the inventors listed on U.S. Patent #7028405, entitled “Vibratory Shaver”, and U.S. patent application #20060238136, entitled “Lamp and bulb for illumination and ambiance lighting”.


His extended family is the named benefactor of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has supported Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.