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John M. Pitblado

John M. Pitblado, American manufacturing company executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.


  • Pitblado, John M. was born on January 25, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of James M. and Jennie S. (Bark) Pitblado.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1940. Chemical engineer United States Steel South Works, Chicago, 1940-1941. Chemical engineer Mobil Oil Corporation, Milwaukee, 1941-1943.

      With 3M Company, 1946-1981, general sales and marketing manager coated abrasives and related products div., 1966-1968, general manager building service and cleaning products div., 1968-1970, div. vice president, 1970-1975, group vice president, 1975-1979, president United States operations, 1979-1981. Director Jostens, Inc.


    Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.


    • Children– James M., Judy Pitblado Skoglund.
    • father: James M. Pitblado
    • mother: Jennie S. (Bark) Pitblado
    • children: James M. Pitblado
    • Judy Pitblado Skoglund Pitblado
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    Born January 25, 1918
    Died June 23, 2008
    (aged 90)