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Joseph Kershaw

Joseph Kershaw, American plastic fabrication executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award, named Outstanding Young Man of Year, Chester Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1961. Member advisory board Salvation Army, Chester, 1958-1959; member Citizens Council for Urban Renewal, Chester. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.

Background

  • Kershaw, Joseph was born on June 29, 1927 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Lees and Eva A. (Gabler) Kershaw.

  • Education

    • Certified of proficiency in accounting, University Pennsylvania Wharton Evening School of Accounts and Finance, 1955.

    Career

    • With Medford's Inc., Chester, Pennsylvania, 1947-1966, office manager, 1953-1956, purchasing agent, 1956-1966. Purchasing manager Schluderberg-Kurdle Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1966-1974, vice president purchasing, 1974-1977, executive vice president, 1977-1981, president, 1981-1984, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1984-1985, vice president, general manager, 1985-1986. President Storage Plus Inc., 1986-1988.

      Vice president Food Associates Inc., 1986-1988, Chapman Specialties Inc., since 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member advisory board Salvation Army, Chester, 1958-1959. Member Citizens Council for Urban Renewal, Chester. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Mary Finlayson, September 10, 1949. Children: Nancy Jo, Joan E., Sharon R., Pamela A., Kristine W.
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    • 1955
      University Pennsylvania Wharton Evening School of Accounts and Finance
    • 1947 - 1966
      With Medford's Incorporated
      Chester, Illinois, United States
    • 1956 - 1966
      With Medford's Incorporated
    • 1966 - 1974
      purchasing manager, Schluderberg-Kurdle Company
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      president, Storage Plus Incorporated
    • 1986 - 1988
      vice president, Food Associates Incorporated
    • 1989
      vice president, Food Associates Incorporated
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