Wrede Howard Smith (Wrede Howard Smith)

Wrede Howard Smith

Business Magnate. He was the grandson and son of American Popcorn Company founders, C.H. Smith and Howard Smith. He began a lifetime career at the company in 1945 and spent six decades as CEO of the Jolly Time Popcorn Company. Recognized as trend expert, his accomplishments included distribution of popcorn packs to theaters, the beginning of a hybrid industry popcorn research program, the first introduction of microwave popcorn, “Blast O Butter” popcorn line products and the expansion of Jolly Time products world wide. In 1991, the National Food Brokers Association honored him with its Watson Rogers Award for his outstanding leadership and service to the industry. He was inducted into the Popcorn Institute Hall of Fame in 1998. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Barbara Jeanne Katherman Smith (1922 – 2011)* *Calculated relationship


  • November, 24, 1921
  • USA


  • July, 07, 2007
  • USA


  • Logan Park Cemetery
  • Iowa
  • USA

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