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Alvin George Davis

Alvin George Davis, American international trade consultant. Recipient Berkeley award, 1957, Hobbies award merit, Hobby Industry Association, 1960, Meritorious award honor, 1975.

Background

  • Davis, Alvin George was born on May 10, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Isadore and Mary (Wasserman) Davis.

  • Career

    • With Sears Roebuck & Company, 1936—1940. General partner, sales manager Ritz Manufacturing Company, 1940—1941. Buyer hobby department The Fair, 1941—1943.

      Manager hobby division Center Camera Company, Wholesalers, 1944. President, general manager National Model Distributors, Inc., 1945—1963. President Hobbycraft Exports, 1946—1962.

      Public, editor Cyclopedia Public, Inc., 1949—1962. Director international operations Aurora Plastics Corporation, 1951—1962. Vice president international division, 1962—1970.

      Vp Aurora Plastics Canada, Ltd., 1963—1970. Managing director Aurora Plastics Nederland N.V., 1964—1970, Aurora Plastics Company United Kingdom Ltd., Croydon, England. Expert consultant United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Hong Kong.

      Electronic data processing international trade and distribution consultant. International trade consultant until, 1984. Senior international trade specialist United States Commercial Service, United States Department Commerce, 1984.

      Lecturer Stuart School Business Administration, Illinois. Institute, teacher Midwest Credit Association. Director Rowe Industries Hong Kong Ltd., Rowe Industries, Taiwan.

      Member, chairman People to People Committee. Meet manager United States Navy, Plymouth Corporation Cadet Procurement Program International Model Plane Qualification Championships, 1948—1952.

    Membership

    Scoutmaster, past member finance committee Chicago council Boy Scouts American. Information officer, deputy Commander Civil Air Patrol. Fellow: Institute Directors (London), Hobby Industry American (life).

    Member: Shriners, Masons (32 degree), Model Industry Association (director 1952-1960, secretary 1954-1957, president 1957-1959), Chicago Aeronuts (honorary), National Model R.R. Association (life), National Rifle Association (life), Hobby Industry Association (life), Academy Model aeronautics (contest director 1936-1970), Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Soaring Society of America.
    • Fellow: Institute Directors (London)

    • Hobby Industry American (life); Shriners

    • Masons (32 degree)

    • Model Industry Association (director 1952?Co60, secretary 1954?Co57, president 1957?Co59)

    • Chicago Aeronuts (honorary)

    • National Model R.R. Association (life)

    • National Rifle Association (life)

    • Hobby Industry Association (life)

    • Academy Model Aeros. (contest director 1936?Co70)

    • Airplane Owners and Pilots Association

    • Soaring Society American

    Connections

    • Married Rose Lorber, December 14, 1940 (deceased 1980). Children: Fred Barry, Glenn Martin. Married June Elizabeth Davis, May 24, 1982.
    • father: Isadore Davis
    • mother: Mary (Wasserman) Davis
    • spouses: Rose Lorber
    • June Elizabeth Davis
    • children: Fred Barry Davis
    • Glenn Martin Davis
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    Nationality
    • 1936 - 1940
      With Sears Roebuck & Company
    • 1940 - 1941
      general partner, Ritz Manufacturing Company
    • 1940 - 1941
      sales manager, Ritz Manufacturing Company
    • 1941 - 1943
      buyer hobby department The Fair
    • 1944
      manager, hobby division Center Camera Company
    • 1945 - 1963
      president, National Model Distributors
    • 1945 - 1963
      general manager, National Model Distributors
    • 1946 - 1962
      president, Hobbycraft Exports
    • 1949 - 1962
      public
    • 1951 - 1962
      director, international operations Aurora Plastics Corporation
    • 1962 - 1970
      vice president, international division
    • 1963 - 1970
      vp Aurora Plastics Canada
    • 1964 - 1970
      managing director, Aurora Plastics Nederland N.V.
    • 1984
      intern, ational trade consultant until
    • 1984
      senior, international trade specialist United States Commercial Service
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