Achievements

John W Teets Achievements

  • 1981  Elected chairman and president of Armour and Company
  • 1981  Elected CEO of the Greyhound Corporation
  • 1982  Elected chairman of the Greyhound Corporation
  • 1983 Established Premier Cruise Lines
  • 1983  Closed unprofitable Armour and Company plants
  • 1983  Successfully negotiated end of Greyhound Lines drivers’ strike
  • 1983  Sold Armour and Company
  • 1985  Purchased Purex Industries’ consumer products division
  • 1985  Downsized and revitalized Greyhound Lines
  • 1986  Sold Greyhound Capital Corporation
  • 1987  Purchased General Motors’ North American transit bus and parts business
  • 1987  Named president of the Greyhound Corporation
  • 1987  Purchased Dobbs International Services, Inc.
  • 1987  Introduced Liquid Dial antibacterial soap
  • 1988  Purchased 20 Mule Team Division household products business from U.S. Borax
  • 1988  Divested bus service operation in the U.S. with sale of two regional bus lines
  • 1989  Travelers Express Company, Inc. acquired Republic Money Orders
  • 1990  Company name changed to Greyhound Dial Corp
  • 1990  Purchased Breck hair-care products
  • 1991  Company name changed to The Dial Corp
  • 1991  Acquired Crystal Holidays, Limited
  • 1992  Spun off Greyhound Financial Corporation
  • 1993  Acquired Renuzit air-freshener brand
  • 1993  Greyhound Exposition Services, Inc. (GES) purchased United Exposition Services Co.
  • 1993  IPO’d shares of Motor Coach Industries Intl. Inc.
  • 1993  Dobbs International Services, Inc. purchased United Airlines flight kitchens
  • 1993  GES Exposition Services, Inc. acquired Andrews, Bartlett & Associates, Inc. and Geico Convention Services, Inc.
  • 1994  Announced two-for-one stock split
  • 1995  GES Exposition Services, Inc. purchased Giltspur, Panex Show Services Ltd. and Stampede Display
  • 1996  GES Exposition Services, Inc. won contract for Atlanta Olympic Games
  • 1996  Separated Greyhound Lines of Canada from The Dial Corp
  • 1996  Spun-off of Dial into two separate companies: The Dial Corp – consumer products; and Viad Corp – services