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John George Polk

John George Polk, American company executive. Member board overseers Dartmouth Institute, since 1986; board directors Keep American Beautiful, Inc., since 1988, Food Research and Action Committee, since 1985, Connecticut Association Human Services, since 1990. 1st lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1954-1956.

Background

  • Polk, John George was born on June 30, 1932 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1941. Son of Eric and Joan (Hahn) Polk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954.

    Career

    • Various engineering and finance positions M&T Chemicals Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1956-1975. With American Can Company, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1975-1986, senior vice president, controller, 1981, senior vice president operations control, 1981-1984, executive vice president, sector executive packaging, 1984-1986, president American Can Packaging Sector, 1986. Senior vice president Triangle Industries, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986-1987, Primerica Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1987-1988, consultant, 1988-1991.

      Board directors Britmar Corporation.

    Membership

    Member board overseers Dartmouth Institute, since 1986. Board directors Keep American Beautiful, Inc., since 1988, Food Research and Action Committee, since 1985, Connecticut Association Human Services, since 1990. 1st lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1954-1956.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Frank, June 21, 1959. Children: Michael, Suzanne.
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    Born June 30, 1932
    • 1953
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1954
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1956 - 1975
      Various engineer, engineering and finance positions M&T Chemicals Incorporated
      Rahway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1975 - 1986
      with American Can Company
      Greenwich, United Kingdom
    • 1986 - 1987
      senior, vice president Triangle Industries
    • 1987 - 1988
      senior, vice president Triangle Industries
      Greenwich, United Kingdom
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