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Arthur William W. Woelfle

Arthur William Woelfle, American food company executive. Served to lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve. Member Institute of Directors (London, England).

Background

  • Woelfle, Arthur William was born on March 8, 1920 in Dunkirk, New York, United States. Son of Arthur and Agnes (Johnson) Woelfle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Buffalo, 1943. Postgraduate, University Lucerne, Switzerland, 1970. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1972.

    Career

    • Served in United States Marine Corps 45. Secretary-Treasure Bedford Products until 1955. Senior Vice-President Bedford Products Division, Kraft Inc.

      Division Product Manager Kraft's Eastern Division 1959. Later various positions with Kraft Foods Division. Chief Executive Officer Kraft Foods, Federation Republic of Germany 1966-1969.

      Chair, and Manager Director Kraft Foods Ltd., United Kingdom and Scandinavia 1969-1973. Director Kraft Inc. since 1973, Vice-Chairman 1973, President, and Chief Operating Officer 1973-1982. Chairman since 1982; Director Dart and Kraft Inc. since 1980, Vice-Chairman since 1982.

      Director First National Bank of Chicago, First Chicago Corporation, Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation, Atchison, Tokeka & Santa Fe Railway.

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve. Member Institute of Directors (London, England). Clubs: Chicago; Union League (New York City).

    Glenview Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth A. Godden, December 29, 1943. Children: Gretchen, Christine, Annual.
    • father: Arthur Woelfle
    • mother: Agnes (Johnson) Woelfle
    • spouse: Ruth A. Godden
    • children: Gretchen Woelfle
    • Christine Woelfle
    • Annual Woelfle
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    Nationality
    • 1943
      University Buffalo
    • 1970
      University Lucerne
    • 1972
      Northwestern University
    • 1946 - 1955
      Secretary-treasurer Bedford Products Company
      Dunkirk, Maryland, United States
    • 1955 - 1959
      senior, vice president Bedford Products division Kraft Foods
    • 1969 - 1973
      chairman, Kraft Foods Limited in
    • 1969 - 1973
      managing director, Kraft Foods Limited in
    • 1973 - 1983
      president, Kraft Incorporated
      Glenview, Illinois, United States
    • 1973 - 1983
      chief operating officer, Kraft Incorporated
      Glenview, Illinois, United States
    • 1983
      vice chairman, Dart & Kraft Incorporated
      Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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