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Robert Allen Kraay

Robert Allen Kraay, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include patents in field. Trustee North Carolina Agricultural and Technology State University, Greensboro, since 1978; Member of Four Hills Country Club (Albuquerque), Spring Brook Country Club (Morristown, New Jersey), Greensboro Country Club.

Background

  • Kraay, Robert Allen was born on May 18, 1922 in Highland, Indiana, United States. Son of Arthur W. and Minnie (Brink) Kraay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1944. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957.

    Career

    • General manager Kansas City Works Western Electric Company, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 1968—1971, Northern Illinois Works, Chicago, 1972, vice president personnel and labor relations Greensboro, North Carolina, 1972—1976, vice president purchasing and transportation, 1976—1982. Executive vice president, director Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque, 1971—1972. Vice president engineering resources American Telephone & Telegraph Company Technologies, New York City, since 1983.

      Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.

    Membership

    Trustee North Carolina Agricultural and Technology State University, Greensboro, since 1978. Member of Four Hills Country Club (Albuquerque), Spring Brook Country Club (Morristown, New Jersey), Greensboro Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Pearl Ethel Santefort, November 5, 1945. Children: Daniel Allen, Bradley Arthur.
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    • 1944
      Purdue University
    • 1957
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1968 - 1971
      General manager, Kansas City Works Western Electric Company
      Missouri, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      executive, Sandia Corporation
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      director, Sandia Corporation
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1972
      General manager, Kansas City Works Western Electric Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1983
      vice president, engineering resources American Telephone & Telegraph Company Technologies
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