Marmon Holdings, Inc., part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a global, diversified organization of manufacturing and service businesses. If Marmon were a stand-alone public company, we would be on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations. We are among Berkshire Hathaway’s “Powerhouse Six,” Warren Buffett’s term for Berkshire’s largest non-insurance businesses. By any meaningful financial standard, Marmon is a successful group of companies, but numbers tell only part of the story.

Marmon’s performance depends on our people. Any organization might say the same thing, but it is vitally true in the case of Marmon, one of the world’s most decentralized large industrial organizations. We trust our skilled managers and dedicated employees who are closest to their teams, customers, and communities to recognize problems or opportunities and address them with sound judgment, agility, and creativity. 

No two Marmon businesses are the same. They vary in geography and culture—with operations in big cities and small towns from the U.S. to China and from Canada to Australia—and in their products, services, and markets. However, they share core values and qualities that define Marmon.

We trust our people to make the right decision for the business—every time—no matter how difficult the decision may be. Trust and ethics together form Marmon’s cornerstone.

Marmon and Berkshire Hathaway insist on high integrity from everyone in the organization. As with trust, ethical conduct is non-negotiable. There can be no exceptions.

People make the difference! Marmon’s highly decentralized organization relies heavily on individuals with the aptitude and attitude to drive our success, and we are committed to attracting and retaining the needed talent.

Our managers are given great freedom and responsibility to run a Marmon business as if it were their own. This high level of autonomy and accountability requires leaders who possess not only exemplary skills but also exemplary character.

To succeed, we must invest wisely in our best opportunities. Where we have a strong competitive position in a growing market and meet a crucial need for the customer, we earn the right to win.

Everyone in our organization is expected to work hard and deliver results. At the same time, we want everyone to enjoy what they do and find personal fulfillment in their work.