Raczkowski named president of W.F. Young
EAST LONGMEADOW Adam D. Raczkowski has been appointed President of W.F. Young Inc., international marketers of the Absorbine Jr. line of consumer health care products and the Absorbine line of equine health care products. The appointment was made recently by the Board of Directors of the 116-year-old company. Raczkowski is only the third President in the company's history who is a non-family member. The company is in its fourth and fifth generation of management by the Young family. Tyler F. Young, former President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the family business.
Raczkowski joined W.F. Young in 1992 and has worked in many areas of the company, including finance, operations, sales and marketing. Prior to coming to W.F. Young Inc., he was with GTE, Gillette, Morse Shoe Inc. and Allied Printing Company.
"Adam's professionalism and entrepreneurial drive will push W.F. Young Inc. to the next level," stated Tyler F. Young. "Adam and I have worked closely over the past years and his management has been a key element of our success. I feel strongly that his leadership and ability to think strategically are exactly what are needed to continue the growth of the company."
A resident of East Longmeadow with his wife, Toni, Raczkowski has two children, Layne and Adam. Raczkowski is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a national trade organization representing manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements. In Western Massachusetts, he is on the board of the Springfield Homeless Employment and Training Committee and is the treasurer of the East Longmeadow Educational Endowment Fund. He has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, working hands-on at local building sites.
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W.F. Young Inc. is celebrating its 116th anniversary of providing quality health care products. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized health care brands that enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for families and their pets. The company's Web site may be visited at www.wfyoung.com