R.G. Barry Corporation Chairman of the Board Gordon B. Zacks, the globe-trotting businessman, author and lecturer who grew the small company founded by his parents into the world’s largest developer and marketer of soft, washable slippers, passed away in early February, following a brief illness. He was 80.
“Gordon lived an amazing life and faced each day and every challenge with a passion and joy that infected all those around him,” said RG Barry President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Tunney. “He was a sharing mentor to many, including me. His entrepreneurial spirit, vision and guidance will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.”
Gordon was a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Two Ten T. Kenyon Holly Humanitarian Award in 1990 and was recognized as an authority on the qualities of leadership. Mr. Zacks was a frequently sought after speaker and conducted leadership seminars globally, including a fantastic TED Talk on Leadership in the Age of Discontinuity.