Harrison J. Hummel III, better known to many as “Chip” who is also Hummel Office Plus Chairmen of the board, is BME’s President. His main responsibility being major account development and finances. He also provides insight to the direction and future growth of the company including maintaining the financial strength of the corporation.
Born and raised in Herkimer, New York, he was educated in the Herkimer school system and graduated from Herkimer County Community College (HCCC) with a business degree.
He is an active member of many local boards, a few of which are Commercial Travelers, Human Technology Corporation, Herkimer County Community College Foundation, NBT Bank - Advisory Board, and S.P. Richards Dealer Council. He is never too busy when asked to speak to various high schools, colleges, office product groups and business seminars on the future of business, business management, sales, financial, business succession planning and how to run a successful company.
Chip is also an advocate and firm believer of healthy business relationships. On many occasions a simple handshake has been sufficient to culminate a contract, a rarity in this day and age! His hard work, commitment and dedication to the company, along with, as he states, “The hundreds of employees (partners) over the years have helped him in making Hummel’s the successful and well respected company it is today.”
Chip does not have to find time for his family, He takes the time! Devoted to his wife, Judy and his children, Harrison IV, Keila, Justin, Solace and Jordan. Chip is also been blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren, Logan, Coltan, Daltan, Jackson, Lily, Matt, Michael And Kara. All of whom are the force that make it all worthwhile!
When time allows, Chip enjoys a competitive game of tennis, golf and traveling with family and friends and occasionally, a trip to Viva Las Vegas or enjoying some R And R In Bonita Springs, Florida.