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Alastair Pilkington

Alastair Pilkington, business executive, academic administrator. Decorated Knight Order British Empire; recipient Toledo Glass & Ceramic award, 1963, John Scott medal, 1969, Wilhelm Exner medal, 1970; Honorary fellow, Imperial College, 1974. Fellow: British Institute Management, Royal Society (Mullard medal 1968); member: American Ceramic Society.

Background

  • Pilkington, Alastair was born on January 7, 1920. Son of L. G. Pilkington.

  • Education

    • Degree, Cambridge University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Cambridge University, 1991. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Bristol, 1979.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lancaster University, 1990. Doctor of Technology (honorary), University Loughborough, 1968. Deng (honorary), University Liverpool, 1971.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), University London, 1979. Doctor of Science (honorary), Alfred University, New York, 1990.

    Career

    • With Pilkington Brothers Ltd., St. Helens, 1947—1995, production manager & assistant works manager Doncaster, 1949—1951, office head, 1952, sub-director, 1953, executive director, 1955—1985, deputy chairman, 1971—1973, chairman, 1973—1980, president, 1985—1995. Director British Petroleum Company. Board directors Wellcome Foundation Ltd.

      Member Central Advisory Council of Scientific & Technology, 1970—1995, Science Research Council, 1972—1995, British Rlwys. Board, 1973—1976; member, court governors Administrative Staff College, 1973—1995. Deputy chairman Chloride Group Ltd., 1979—1995.

      Pro-chancellor Lancaster University, 1980—1990. Chancellor Liverpool University, 1994—1995. With British Armed Forces, 1939-1946.

    Membership

    Fellow: British Institute Management, Royal Society (Mullard medal 1968). Member: American Ceramic Society.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Nicholls Elliott, 1945 (deceased 1977). 2 children; Married Kathleen Haynes, 1978.
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    Born January 7, 1920
    • 1991
      Cambridge University
    • 1979
      University Bristol
    • 1990
      Lancaster University
    • 1968
      University Loughborough
    • 1971
      University Liverpool
    • 1979
      University London
    • 1990
      Alfred University
    • 1947 - 1995
      With Pilkington Brothers Limited
      St. Helens, United Kingdom
    • 1952
      With Pilkington Brothers Limited
    • 1953
      With Pilkington Brothers Limited
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