Ralph Stayer of Johnsonville Sausage receives Boomer Esiason Foundation MVP Award

Most Valuable Player
Ralph Stayer
, Chairman and CEO, Johnsonville Sausage

Event photo by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York

Ralph Stayer, Johnsonville Sausage receives MVP award from Gunnar Esiason (l) and Boomer Esiason (r). Photo by Jeffrey Holmes, Event photographer New York.

The MVP Award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to the Boomer Esiason Foundation fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The award is a bronze statue of Boomer and Gunnar created by well know sports sculptor, Marc Mellon.

Ralph C. Stayer is the Owner and has been the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnsonville Sausage since 1968. He has led the company to the largest selling sausage brand in North America.

New York event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes Photography captured the event for BEF. Jeffrey has photographed this grand event for the past five years.

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Ralph Stayer, Johnsonville Sausage accepting MVP award from Boomer Esiason Foundation. Photo by event photographer Jeffrey Holmes.

Mr. Stayer joined the meat and sausage business in 1965 and immediately began building the wholesale operation. It was spun off in 1968 as a separate company. His involvement in the business has resulted in many accomplishments including leading Johnsonville into a national brand. The brand is nationally renowned for its business operation method that blends teamwork and individual accountability, thus developing exceptional talent at all levels.

Mr. Stayer served as Chief Executive Officer of the Year by Tom Peters in 1988 and was runner up in the Ernst & Young national Master Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Mr. Stayer Founded Leadership Dynamics, a consulting firm. In 1990, Mr. Stayer established the Leadership Dynamics consulting firm, which specializes in coaching leaders of large organizations on strategy and execution through people. Mr. Stayer has been Independent Director of Brunswick Corp. since 2002. He serves as Director at Johnsonville Sausage LLC. Mr. Stayer is the National Trustee of Boys and Girls Clubs in the Midwest region. In addition, he is the chairman of the Marian College Board of Trustees and a Board member of PAVE, an organization dedicated to improving education for urban students in Milwaukee. In 1990, Mr. Stayer wrote How I Learned to Let My Workers Lead that was published in the Harvard Business Review – one of their top 100 most reprinted articles – and in 1993 co-authored the business bestseller Flight of the Buffalo, published by Warner Books. Mr. Stayer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA degree, majoring in finance.

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