Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
The Sadler family history. Father's career at American Airlines. Living with dyslexia. High school in Long Island. Post-graduate year at the New Hampton School. Attending Sewanee, the University of the South as an economics major.
Naval Career and Harvard Business School 5
Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. In Washington, D.C. as part of computer support group. Working in Honolulu. Air Intelligence School in Norfolk. Celebration at Breezy Point Officers' Club. Meeting future wife. Professor Walt Salmon and Dr. Christianson. Creating an acquisition analysis program with cohorts.
Lazard Frères & Co. 9
Working for Felix Rohatyn. First attempt to create a deal, between O. M. Scott and Toro. Frank Pizzitola and first dealings with Solvay S.A. Soltex Polymer Corporation. Claude Loutrel. Solvay's acquisition of Celanese Corporation's high-density polyethylene business. Jacques Solvay's influence.
Solvay America, Inc. 15
Moving family to Texas. Becoming chief executive officer of Solvay America. Corpus Christi ethylene cracker. Ray R. Irani. Acquiring Tenneco Soda Ash Company. The original Solvay plant. Solvay's corporate culture. Moving into human pharmaceuticals. The Responsible Care® program. Benefits of the Solvay family's involvement in company.
The Future of Solvay 30
Growing sales percentage contributed to United States. Potential growth in specialty and high performance plastics. Solvay's expansion in to China and India. Pharmaceutical products pipeline. Work on American Plastics Council board and parallels to the American Chemistry Council. Future impact of Europe's REACH regulatory framework. Management challenges while at Solvay. Solvay's current leadership team.
Life after retirement. Various board commitments. Current relationship with Jacques Solvay and other industry friends. Attending the 2000 Republican convention in support of George W. Bush. The importance of educating people about the chemical industry. President George W. Bush. Current interests.