Title and Description Page
Family Background 1
Mother's career as schoolteacher. Father's education in chemistry and law.
Wishnick-Tumpeer Company 5
Founded in 1920. Expands and goes public in 1958. Father moves to New York. Acquisition of European companies. Mineral Rubber. Perth Amboy plant.
Growing up in Brooklyn 14
Begins working for father at the age of twelve. Brother and sister. Early schooling.
Drafted and sent to Hawaii. Two months at the Military Academy. Returns to Carnegie Technological Institute. Attends classes at Margaret Morrison Carnegie College. Studies business at University of Texas.
Marriage. Begins working for father's company in 1949. Carbon black. Company always profitable. Addition of manufacturing.
Building the Company 25
Acquisition of Sonneborn Chemical and Refining and Kendall Oil and Refining. Purchase of Surpass Chemical in Canada. Manufacturing polybutylene. Laboratory applications. Lawsuit.
Golf injury. Power boating. Wins American and World Championships. Car racing.
Business Yesterday and Today 40
Acquisitions. How carbon black built the company. How oil changed the business. Phthalic anhydride. Memories of working for father. Marketing. Future of Witco. Importance of company loyalty. Blue Thunder. Changes in financing a business.