McIlhenny Co. CEO Paul McIlhenny
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McIlhenny Co. Chief Executive Officer Paul McIlhenny sits for a portrait in this 2010 file photo courtesy of McIlhenny Company. McIlhenny joined the family business in 1967 and furthered the expansion of the Tabasco brand around the world, where today the products are distributed to more than 165 countries and territories. McIlhenny was 68-years-old and the cause of death was an apparent heart attack.