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Richard Birkett Loynd

Richard Birkett Loynd, American investment company executive.

Background

  • Loynd, Richard Birkett was born on December 1, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James B. and Elizabeth (Geigus) Loynd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1950.

    Career

    • Sales engineer Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, 1950-1955. With Emerson Electric Company, St. Louis, 1955-1968, president Builder Products division, 1965-1968, vice president Electronics and Space division, 1961-1965. Vice president operations Gould, Inc., Chicago, 1968-1971.

      Executive vice president Eltra Corporation, New York City, 1971-1974, president, 1974-1981. Chairman Converse, Inc., 1982-1988. Chief Executive Officer Furniture Brands International, Inc (formerly Interco Inc.), St. Louis, 1989-1996.

      Chairman Interco Inc., 1989-1998. Chairman executive committee Furniture Brands International Inc., 1998, member governor and nominating com. Group vice president Allied corporation.

      President Loynd Capital Management. Board directors Joy Global Inc., since 2001.

    Connections

    • Married Jacqueline Ann Seubert, February 3, 1951. Children: Constance, John, Cynthia, William, James, Michael.
    • father: James B. Loynd
    • mother: Elizabeth (Geigus) Loynd
    • spouse: Jacqueline Ann Seubert
    • children: Constance Loynd
    • John Loynd
    • Cynthia Loynd
    • William Loynd
    • James Loynd
    • Michael Loynd
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    Nationality
    • 1950
      Cornell University
    • 1950 - 1955
      Sales engineer, Lincoln Electric Company
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1955 - 1968
      with Emerson Electric Company
    • 1968 - 1971
      vice president, operations Gould
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      executive, vice president Eltra Corporation
    • 1982 - 1988
      chairman, Converse
    • 1989 - 1996
      Chief Executive Officer, Furniture Brands International
    • 1989 - 1998
      chairman, Interco Incorporated
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