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James Gordon Buick

James Gordon Buick, American corporate executive. Trustee Spring Arbor (Michigan) College; past executive secretary pension board Free Methodist Church of N.A.; past trustee Dearborn (Michigan) Board of Education; past chairman finance council III Machinery and Allied Products Institute; past board directors Chicago chapter Finance Executives Institute; Member Gospel Music Association (board directors since 1987).

Background

  • Buick, James Gordon was born on September 9, 1932 in Beecher City, Illinois, United States. Son of Gordon Robert and Hazel Angeline (Day) Buick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Greenville College, Illinois, 1954. Master of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1960.

    Career

    • Divisional controller Lincoln-Mercury division Ford Motor Company, 1969-1975. Deputy controller Clark Equipment Inc., Buchanan, Michigan, 1975-1976. Corporation controller Skokie (Illinois) Controller Administration, 1976-1978, vice president, controller, 1978-1981.

      Vice president, general manager BRC division Brunswick Corporation, 1981-1984. President, chief executive officer Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1984, also board directors. Board directors Book Industry Study Group, New York City.

    Religion

    Denomination: Evangelican

    Membership

    Trustee Spring Arbor (Michigan) College. Past executive secretary pension board Free Methodist Church of N.A. Past trustee Dearborn (Michigan) Board of Education.

    Past chairman finance council III Machinery and Allied Products Institute. Past board directors Chicago chapter Finance Executives Institute. Member Gospel Music Association (board directors since 1987).

    Connections

    • Married Betty Berneil King, September 11, 1952. Children: Gregory James, Robert William, Julaine, Berneil.
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    Born September 9, 1932
    • 1954
      Greenville College
    • 1960
      University Michigan
    • 1969 - 1975
      Divisional controller, Lincoln-Mercury division Ford Motor Company
    • 1975 - 1976
      deputy controller, Clark Equipment Incorporated
      Buchanan, Michigan, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      vice president, BRC division Brunswick Corporation
    • 1981 - 1984
      general manager, BRC division Brunswick Corporation
    • 1984
      president, officer Zondervan Corporation
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1984
      chief executive, officer Zondervan Corporation
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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