Title and Description Page
Family Background and Early Education 1
Growing up in Iowa. Moving to Minnesota. Working on the farm. Davenport High School. Attending the University of Iowa.
University of Iowa 2
Studying pre-med. Serving in Korea. Interest in business. Degree in liberal studies. Family. Working for Skelly Oil Company.
Olin Corporation 3
Working in sales. Moving to Houston. Beginning in management. Moving up in management. Senior vice president. Decision to leave.
Environmental Concerns 6
EPA litigation on DDT sediments. Lawsuit on mercury emissions. Involvement in Responsible Care. Love Canal.
Occidental Chemical Corporation 9
Emphasis on safety. OSHA Star facilities. Innovative process technology.
Future of the Chemical Industry 14
Chemical innovation. Need to focus on environmental issues. Economic implications.
Receiving the Chemical Industry Medal. Honorary degrees. Family. Civic activities. Implications of liberal arts degree. Attracting youth to chemical industries.