Title and Description Page
Family Background and Education 1
Growing up in Mississippi. Parents. Attending Culver Military Academy. NROTC scholarship to Vanderbilt University. Decision to study mechanical engineering.
Early Career 2
Naval service in Bermuda. SEABEEs. Graduate school at Harvard Business School. Setting up private equity firm in Philadelphia.
Rohm and Haas 4
Decision to join Rohm and Haas. Operations research. Running operations for Warren-Teed. Chemistry courses at University of Pennsylvania. Assistant to Vincent Gregory, Jr. Views on scientific innovation. Photoresists. Running the European businesses. Becoming Chief Financial Officer. Reorganizing company.
Industry and the Environment 11
Regulation. Superfund. Developing Responsible Care. Importance of public attitudes.
Changes in Chemical Industry 12
Becoming global. Consolidations within the industry. Future of chemical innovation.
Role in Chemical Manufacturers Association. Winning Chemical Industry medal. Retirement plans. Family life.