Thursday, June 6, 2013
Obituaries - Maybelline Founder Tom Lyle Williams 1896 - 1976 and Plough Inc. Founder, Abe Plough 1892 -1984.
As I march through the history of Maybelline's mergers and buyouts, I have to pause and acknowledge my great uncle, Tom Lyle Williams, founder of the Maybelline Company and Abe Plough, the man who bought Maybelline in 1967. Both men had similar backgrounds but two distinct ways of doing business. Tom Lyle Williams was all about loyality to his family and employees, while Abe Plough was all business, expansion and profit. They both served the Maybelline Company and my family profited greatly.