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Sterling Orville Swanger

Sterling Orville Swanger, appliance manufacturing company executive. Registered professional engineer, Iowa.

Background

  • Swanger, Sterling Orville was born on January 5, 1922. Son of Orville M. and Alma Louise Swanger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1947. Postgraduate, University Virginia, 1965.

    Career

    • Industrial engineer Maytag Company, Newton, Iowa, 1947—1952, methods engineer, 1952—1954, assistant chief methods engineer, 1954—1957, chief methods engineer, 1957—1968, manager production engineering, 1968—1971, manager engineering, 1971—1974, assistant vice president manufacturing, 1974—1975, vice president manufacturing, 1975—1986, senior vice president and chief manufacturing officer, 1986—1987, also director, consultant, from 1987. With Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Iowa.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Newton Pllanning and Zoning Commission, 1966—1970. Trustee Newton Skiff Hospital, 1970—1985, chairman, 1982—1985. Trustee Progress Industries, 1987—1990, chairman, 1991.

    Member of National Society of Professional Engineers, A. Ordnance Association, American Management Association, National Management Association, Iowa Engineering Society, Newton Country Club, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Maxine O. Hindman, July 2, 1950. 1 child Eric.
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    Born January 5, 1922
    Died May 28, 2007
    (aged 85)
    • 1947
      Iowa State University
    • 1965
      University Virginia
    • 1947 - 1952
      Industrial engineer, Maytag Company
      Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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