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Merle Henry Banta

Merle Henry Banta, American graphics equipment and service company executive. Registered professional engineer. Recipient Daniel Mead award American Society of Civil Engineers, 1955. Named Baker scholar Harvard University Business School, Boston, 1961.

Background

  • Banta, Merle Henry was born on December 11, 1932 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert Merle and Vivian Mae (Brown) Banta.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Washington University, St. Louis, 1954. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961.

    Career

    • Consultant McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles, 1961-1964. Chairman, president, chief executive officer Leisure Group, 1964-1984, Pacific Homes, Los Angeles, 1981-1984. Chairman, chief executive officer AM International, Inc., Chicago, since 1984, president, 1984-1985, 88—, Stanley Works, Farmington, Connecticut.

      Director Mark Controls Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, Leisure Group, Los Angeles, Pacific Homes, Los Angeles.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Trustee Pasadena Polytechnic School, California, since 1977. Board overseers Huntington Library, San Marino, California, since 1972. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1959.

    North Africa; Member of California, Jonathon (Los Angeles). Economic, Chicago (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married June M. Mueller, June 17, 1955. Children– Brenda J. Williams, Berton M., Bradford C.
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    • 1954
      Washington University
    • 1955
      Iowa State University
    • 1961
      Harvard University
    • 1961 - 1964
      Consultant, McKinsey & Company
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1964 - 1984
      chairman, officer Leisure Group
    • 1964 - 1984
      president, officer Leisure Group
    • 1964 - 1984
      chief executive, officer Leisure Group
    • 1981 - 1984
      chairman, officer Leisure Group
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      president, officer Leisure Group
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      chief executive, officer Leisure Group
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1984
      chairman, officer Master of Arts International
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1984
      chief executive, officer Master of Arts International
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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