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Robert Olaf Nesheim

Robert Olaf Nesheim was American food products executive. Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, South Pacific. Fellow American Institute Nutrition (treasurer 1983-1986), American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Institute Food Technologists, Federal Societies Experimental Biologists (treasurer 1973-1979), American Public Health Association, Corral de Tierra Club (Salinas, California).

Background

  • Nesheim, Robert Olaf was born on September 13, 1921 in Monroe Center, Illinois, United States. Son of Olaf M. and Sena M. (Willms) Nesheim.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1943. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1951.

      Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1971.

    Career

    • Farm manager Halderman Farm Management Service, Wabash, Indiana, 1946-1948. Instructor University Illinois, 1951, professor, head of department animal science, 1964-1967. Manager feed research The Quaker Oats Company, Barrington, Illinois, 1952-1964, director nutrition research, 1967-1969, vice president Research and Development, 1969-1978, vice president science & technical Chicago, 1978-1983.

      Senior vice president science & technical Avadyne, Inc., Monterey, California, 1983-1985. President Advanced Healthcare, 1985-1991. Retired, 1991

      Food and nutrition board National Academy of Sciences, 1972—1978, chairman committee in military nutrition research FNB, 1982—1997.

      Chairman Bioscis. Information Services, 1982—1984.

    Membership

    Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, South Pacific. Fellow American Institute Nutrition (treasurer 1983-1986), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Institute Food Technologists, Federal Societies Experimental Biologists (treasurer 1973-1979), American Public Health Association, Corral de Tierra Club (Salinas, California).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Emogene P. Sullivan, July 13, 1946 (divorced). Children: Barbara Mowry, Susan Yost(deceased), Sandra Rankin. Married Doris Howes Calloway, July 4, 1981 (deceased 2000).
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    Born September 13, 1921
    Died July 19, 2008
    (aged 86)
    • 1943
      University Illinois
    • 1950
      University Illinois
    • 1951
      University Illinois
    • 1971
      Harvard University
    • 1946 - 1948
      Farm manager, Halderman Farm Management Service
      Wabash, Indiana, United States
    • 1952 - 1964
      manager, feed research The Quaker Oats Company
      Barrington, Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      senior, vice president science & technical Avadyne
      Monterey, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1991
      president, Advanced Healthcare
    • 1991
      retired
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