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Andrew John Van Noord

Andrew John Van Noord, American manufacturing executive. Elder Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 1980-1987. With United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Noord, Andrew John Van was born on December 19, 1922 in Byron Center, Michigan, United States. Son of John G. and Flora (Feenstra) Van Noord.

  • Education

    • Student, Calvin College, 1943. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944. Student, London Polytechnic Institute, 1945.

      Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Michigan, 1948.

    Career

    • Distribution engineer Consumers Power Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1948-1952. Vice president engineering Jervis Corporation, Grandville, 1952-1962. President, director Valley City Plating Company, Grand Rapids, 1962-1988, Kent Design and Manufacturing, Grand Rapids, since 1965, Nor-Tex Energy, Inc., Grand Rapids, since 1979, Avien Corporation, Grand Rapids, since 1980, Portable Isokinetics, Inc., Grand Rapids, since 1984, Micro Machine Company, Portage, Michigan, since 1988, Walker Medical Instruments, Grand Rapids, since 1988.

      Owner, consultant Kent Engineering, Grand Rapids, since 1962. Chairman board directors Valley City Plating Company, Grand Rapids, since 1988. Board directors Instruments for Medical Advancement.

    Works

    • Patentee seat belt buckle, power latch, remote control mirror, seat belt retractor, numerous others.

    Membership

    Elder Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 1980-1987. With United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Choral music, golf, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Ruth Mulder, September 8, 1944. 1 child, Nancy.
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    Born December 19, 1922
    • 1943
      Calvin College
    • 1944
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1945
      London Polytechnic Institute
    • 1948
      University Michigan
    • 1948 - 1952
      Distribution engineer, Consumers Power Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1952 - 1962
      vice president, engineering Jervis Corporation
      Grandville, Michigan, United States
    • 1962 - 1988
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1962 - 1988
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1965
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1965
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1979
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1979
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1980
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1980
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1984
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1984
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1988
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Portage, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988
      president, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1988
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Portage, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988
      director, Valley City Plating Company
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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