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Ronald Francis Lawrence Gilrain

Ronald Francis Lawrence Gilrain was American tool manufacturing company executive. Board director United Community Services, New Britain, 1984, Central Connecticut State University Foundation, 1984, New Britain Foundation Giving, 1984, New Britain Municipal Action Council; Member of Machinery and Allied Products Institute, New Britain Chamber of Commerce.

Background

  • Gilrain, Ronald Francis Lawrence was born on March 7, 1927 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Francis Lawrence and Mary W. (Judge) Gilrain.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Seton Hall University, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Rutgers University, 1953.

    Career

    • Advertising manager Merck & Company Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1949—1960. Marketing manager Stanley Tools, New Britain, Connecticut, 1960—1963, sales marketing manager, 1963—1969, sales and marketing director Europe, 1969—1972. President and general manager Stanley Magic Door, Farmington, 1972—1980.

      Vice president public affairs The Stanley Works, Avon, 1980—1993. Retired, 1993; With United States Navy, 1944-1946.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Board director United Community Services, New Britain, 1984, Central Connecticut State University Foundation, 1984, New Britain Foundation Giving, 1984, New Britain Municipal Action Council. Member of Machinery and Allied Products Institute, New Britain Chamber of Commerce.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Carol Reed, January 3, 1950. Children: Leigh, Wendy, David, Kevin, Mark.
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    Died May 14, 2008
    (aged 81)
    • 1949
      Seton Hall University
    • 1953
      Rutgers University
    • 1949 - 1960
      Advertising manager, Merck & Company Incorporated
      Rahway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      marketing manager, Stanley Tools
      New Britain, Connecticut, United States
    • 1972 - 1980
      president, and general manager Stanley Magic Door
      Farmington, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1993
      vice president, public affairs The Stanley Works
      Avon, Connecticut, United States
    • 1993
      retired
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