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Lawrence Robert Tollenaere

Lawrence Robert Tollenaere was industrial products company executive.


  • Tollenaere, Lawrence Robert was born on November 19, 1922 in Berwyn, Illinois, United States. Son of Cyrille and Modesta (Van Damme) Tollenaere.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Iowa State University, 1944. Master of Science in Engineering, Iowa State University, 1949. Master of Business Administration, University Southern California, 1969.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Claremont Graduate School, 1977.


    • Specification engineer Alumninum Company American, Vernon, California, 1946-1947. Assistant professor industrial engineering Iowa State University, Ames, 1947-1950. Sales representative American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), South Gate, California, 1950-1953, special representative South America, 1952-1954, 2nd vice president, manager Columbian division Bogota, South America, 1955-1957, division vice president, manager California, 1957-1963, vice president concrete pipe operations Monterey Park, 1963-1965, president corporation headquarters, 1965-1967.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Ameron Inc., Monterrey Park, 1967-1989, Chief Executive Officer, president Pasadena, 1989-1993, chairman board directors, 1989-1994, retired, 1994.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Trustee The Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. Emeritus member board fellows Claremont University Center. Board governor's Iowa State University Foundation.

    Member California City of Chamber (board directors 1977-1992), California Club (past president), Jonathan Club, Bohemian Club, San Francisco Club, Beavers Club (past president, honorary director), Alpha Tau Omega.



    Fishing, hunting, horseback riding, stamp collecting/philately.


    • Married Mary Elizabeth Hansen, August 14, 1948. Children: Elizabeth, Homer, Stephanie, Caswell, Mary Jennifer.
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    Born November 19, 1922
    • 1944
      Iowa State University
    • 1949
      Iowa State University
    • 1969
      University Southern California
    • 1977
      Claremont Graduate School
    • 1946 - 1947
      Specification engineer, Alumninum Company American
      Vernon, Alabama, United States
    • 1947 - 1950
      assistant, professor industrial engineering Iowa State University
      Ames, Iowa, United States
    • 1950 - 1953
      sales representative American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON)
      South Gate, California, United States
    • 1952 - 1954
      sales representative American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON)
    • 1967 - 1989
      president, Ameron Incorporated
    • 1967 - 1989
      Chief Executive Officer, Ameron Incorporated
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