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William Clinton Perkins

William Clinton Perkins, American manufacturing executive.


  • Perkins, William Clinton was born on March 7, 1920 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Glen Rupert and Frances Lola (Clinton) Perkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science Military Science and Meteorology, University Maryland, College Park, 1954. Master of Science in Business and Public Administration, Sussex College, England, 1975.


    • Commissioned United States Air Force, 1943—1973, advanced through grades to colonel. With Ship Systems division Litton Indiana, Culver City, California, 1973—1975. Director material Hughes Aircraft Company, Tehran, Iran, 1974—1978.

      Manager international s/c Northrop Corporation, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1979—1981. Director materiel Congressional Research Service, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1981—1983. Head major subcontracts Lear Ziegler Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1984—1988.

      President, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Snowtech, Inc., Los Angeles, since 1984. Board directors Ice Village Centers, Inc., Los Angeles, Forefront Industries, Maywood, California.


    Board directors World Children's Transplant Fund, Los Angeles, 1987-1995. Member Mayor's Space Advisory Committee, Los Angeles, 1970-1974. Member Aerospace History Committee Aerospace History Society, Los Angeles, since 1988, California Institute of Technology.

    Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (secretary chairman 1970), Retired Officers Association (president 1992-1995), Military Officers Association of America (chapter president 2003-2005), Society for Non-destructive Testing (program chairman 1973), Aerospace History Society, American Society Quality Control, American Meterol. Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (alumni chapter president 1974-1976).



    Golf, scuba diving, sailing, flying, gardening.


    • Married Eunice Cagle, September 7, 1939 (divorced 1954). Stepchildren: William Rea Cagle, Howard Christy Cagle. 1 child, Clinton Colcord.

      Married Lillian Wuollet, September 7, 1955 (divorced 1965). Married Shirley Thomas, October 24, 1969.
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    • 1954
      University Maryland
    • 1975
      Sussex College
    • 1943 - 1973
      Commissioned United States Air Force
    • 1973 - 1975
      with Ship Systems division Litton Indiana
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      director, material Hughes Aircraft Company
      Iran, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Islamic Republic of Iran
    • 1979 - 1981
      manager, international s/c Northrop Corporation
      Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
    • 1981 - 1983
      director, materiel Congressional Research Service
      Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
    • 1984 - 1988
      head, major subcontracts Lear Ziegler Corporation
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1984
      president, Snowtech
    • 1984
      chairman, Snowtech
    • 1984
      Chief Executive Officer, Snowtech
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