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Quentin Carnegie McKenna

Quentin Carnegie McKenna, American tool company executive. Recipient Eli Whitney Memorial award, Society Manufacturing Engineers, 1983. Trustee St. Vincent College, 1981-1989; member committee board trustees Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Institute, 1989. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • McKenna, Quentin Carnegie was born on September 2, 1926 in Claremont, California, United States. Son of George Alexander and Lillian Frances (Street) McKenna.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Pomona College, 1948. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1950. Postgraduate, University Southern California, 1953.

      Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969.

    Career

    • Member technical staff guided missile division Hughes Aircraft Company, 1950-1952. With Industrial Electronics, 1952-1955, Hughes Aircraft Company, 1955-1978, assistant group executive missile systems group, 1977-1978. With Kennametal, Inc., Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from 1978, Chief Executive Officer, 1974-1991, chairman board directors.

      Board directors Interlake Corporation. Adjunct professor industrial administration Graduate School Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, since 1990.

    Works

    • Patentee in field.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee St. Vincent College, 1981-1989. Member committee board trustees Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Institute, 1989. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Louise Williamson, September 12, 1948 (divorced 1984). Children: Candace, Megan, Carl, Erin. Married Barbara K. Somogye, March 18, 1989.
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    Born September 2, 1926
    Died January 29, 2003
    (aged 76)
    • 1948
      Pomona College
    • 1950
      Stanford University
    • 1953
      University Southern California
    • 1969
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1950 - 1952
      Member, technical staff guided missile division Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1952 - 1955
      with Industrial Electronics
    • 1955 - 1978
      with Industrial Electronics
    • 1974 - 1991
      with Kennametal
      Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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