|Mr. George C. Freeman III||Chairman, Pres & CEO||1.99M||N/A||1963|
|Mr. Johan C. Kroner||Sr. VP & CFO||851.9k||N/A||1968|
|Mr. Airton L. Hentschke||COO & Sr. VP||1.15M||N/A||1970|
|Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner||VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.||737.55k||N/A||1969|
|Mr. Theodore G. Broome||Exec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc||734.95k||N/A||1954|
|Harvard B. Smith||VP & Chief Compliance Officer||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ms. Candace C. Formacek||VP & Treasurer||N/A||N/A||1960|
|Mr. Scott J. Bleicher||VP & Controller||N/A||N/A||1977|
|Mr. James A. Huffman||Sr. VP of Information & Planning - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc||N/A||N/A||1962|
|Ms. Catherine H. Claiborne||VP & Assistant Sec.||N/A||N/A||1962|
Universal Corporation processes and supplies leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tobacco Operations and Ingredients Operations. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, including blending, chemical, and physical testing of tobacco; service cutting for various manufacturers; manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco; just-in-time inventory management services; electronic nicotine delivery systems; and smoke testing services for customers. In addition, the company offers testing services for crop protection agents and tobacco constituents in seed, leaf, and finished products, including e-cigarette liquids and vapors; and analytical services that include chemical compound testing in finished tobacco products and mainstream smoke. Further, it provides a various value-added manufacturing processes to produce specialty vegetable and fruit-based ingredients for the food and beverage end markets, as well as provides water pipe style leaf tobacco; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Universal Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of July 1, 2021 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 6; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 3.