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Early Years 1
Growing up on Staten Island. Parents and family. Academic drive. Interest in chemistry in high school. Decision to attend Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (Polytechnic University of New York).
Education and Early Years 6
Environment at Brooklyn Poly. Chemical engineering program. Working for Syska and Hennessey. Summer internship at Proctor & Gamble. Spending summer after graduation in Europe. Position at Proctor & Gamble. Move to St. Louis. Return to New York in 1966. Military draft. Officer Candidate School. Serving at Aberdeen Ballistics Research Laboratory. Johnson & Johnson. Attending Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Working in Admissions Department.
Career in Chemical Industry 15
Position with NL Industries. Marriage to Linda in 1971. Accepting the position to run the Industrial Chemical Division. Lead oxide business. Decision to leave NL Industries for Uniroyal Chemical Company. Uniroyal Chemical and Polymers Division. Becoming president of Uniroyal. Challenges of the position as president.
Later Career 21
Becoming CEO of Crompton Corporation. Restructuring and reorganization. Consolidation with Witco. Pressures on the American chemical industry. Setting strong goals for communication and development. Kirkpatrick Award. Comparing U.S. industry to European industry.
Involvement in chemical industry community. American Chemical Council. Responsible Care. Society of Chemical Industry. Chemists' Club. Influential leaders in chemical industry. Sons: David and Christopher. Future career visions.