Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer
Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years,
made corporate history as an "Agent of Change" at P&G.
He stood at the vanguard of corporate futurists to challenge a hidebound
corporate giant to face the future by creating the future, thus ensuring
its continuing role as one of America's great corporate success stories.
was Lou Pritchett who, in 1987, boldly engineered an adventuresome partnership
between two corporate titans. Lou Pritchett talked Sam Walton, the founder
and chairman of Wal-Mart, into getting into a canoe to ride the rapids
of the South Fork of the Spring River in Arkansas. By the end of that
white water ride, these two visionaries had agreed to change the way
America did business. In 1989, Lou retired from his post at P&G
to spread the Gospel of Change.
retirement from P&G, Lou Pritchett has become one of America's most
popular speakers on customer partnering, change management and the growing
importance of the human factor in the tidal wave of 21st century technology.
His presentations, always delivered with humor and enthusiasm, have
inspired long established Fortune 500 companies and upstart entrepreneurs
alike. He has brought his message of corporate success to companies
throughout the USA and around the world... big and small, old and new,
to those making five million and those making 50 billion, to companies
that have been around 100 days and those that have survived 100 years.
Those companies had affiliated organizations and all have learned from
Lou Pritchett how to survive and succeed by leading change in an unforgiving
world of global economic revolution.
Talk about global experience! During Lou Pritchett's 36 year career
with Procter & Gamble he served as President of the company in the Philippines
and as Corporate Vice President of World Sales where he worked in Africa,
Asia, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, North and South America.
It was this global experience with customers and suppliers that led
to P&G's legendary multi-billion dollar partnering relationship with
Sam Walton and Wal-Mart.