Title and Description Page
Childhood and Family Background 1
Early childhood in Berlin, Germany. Moving to Egypt in light of Hitler's governance. Growing up with the influence of World War II. Schooling experiences in Egypt. Attending the American University at Cairo.
Moving to America and Early Career Success 4
Masters program and radio show at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Post-graduate career choices. Successful years at Union Carbide Corporation. Foucs on vinyl calendaring.
Entrepreneurial Initiatives 10
Leaving Union Carbide to start Prodex Corporation. The natural switch from chemical to mechanical engineering. Changing the plastics machinery industry with respect to efficiency and cost. Marketing of Machines. Offending Dow Chemical Company.
Business Strategy and Decisions 16
Philosophy of Business. Thoughts on selling Prodex to Koehring Company. Down time and consulting. Interactions with Welding Engeering and founding of Welex Corporation. Discussion of the future of Welex. Awards and honors received, especially Plastics Hall of Fame.
Current Interests and Family Life 22
Involvement and interest in music, especially jazz. Early experiences with music in his family. Other interests in skiing and sailing. Discussion of wife, children, and grandchildren. Thoughts on travel.