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Donald John Keller

Donald John Keller, American textile and apparel company executive.


  • Keller, Donald John was born on February 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Philip F. and Gertrude (Rice) Keller.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1958.


    • Account executive Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, 1958-1963. Various positions to executive vice president, director General Foods Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1963-1986, group vice president, 1977-1979, executive vice president, 1979-1986, director, 1981-1986. President, chief operating officer, director West Point Pepperell, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986-1989.

      Chairman Prestone Products Corporation, 1995-1997, Vlasic Foods International Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Board directors Sysco Corporation, Houston, American Express International, Darien, Connecticut.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Trustee The Hospital Chaplaincy, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1987. Ruling elder Presbyterian Church. Member board visitors Fuqua School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, chairman, 1991.

    Served to sergeant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member of Riverside (Connecticut) Yacht. Blind Brook (Purchase, New York ), John's Island (Vero Beach, Florida), Riomar Bay Yacht (Florida).


    • Married Virginia Wilson, July 22, 1955. Children: Ann Keller Springborn, Edward Wilson, Amy Margaret.
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    Born February 14, 1932
    • 1954
      Princeton University
    • 1958
      Northwestern University
    • 1958 - 1963
      Account executive, Leo Burnett Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1963 - 1986
      various positions to executive, General Foods Corporation
      White Plains, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1986
      director, General Foods Corporation
      White Plains, New York, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      president, West Point Pepperell
    • 1986 - 1989
      chief operating officer, West Point Pepperell
    • 1986 - 1989
      director, West Point Pepperell
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