Business 100 - 2012

Terence L. O’Day/The Hershey Company

Terence L. O’Day is senior vice president, global operations for The Hershey Company. He leads the company’s global supply chain, which includes the sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, quality, regulatory compliance, facilities and flight operations functions. Before joining Hershey in 2008, Terry served as EVP and COO for Mannatech Inc.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with a bachelor of science, Terry was also a pilot for the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, and reached the rank of major. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

Terry and his wife, Susan, have two children, Corinne Shannon and Kyle Patrick. He is a second-generation Irish American with ancestry from County Clare on his father Russell’s side and County Galway on his mother Marguerite’s side. Of his Irish heritage, Terry said, “I can still remember talks with my grandmother on how tough life was on the West Coast of Ireland and why so many of her family left. I learned from that experience the value of family, hard work, humility, and to always keep a sense of humor.”