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Pierson Macdonald Grieve

Pierson Macdonald Grieve was American chemicals executive. Advisory council J.L. Kellogg Graduate School Management, Northwestern University; board directors Guthrie Theatre; board trustees St. Thomas University With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Chevaliers du Tastevin, Minneapolis Club, Royal Poinciana Club (Naples), Beta Gamma Sigma (directors table).

Background

  • Grieve, Pierson Macdonald was born on December 5, 1927 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of P.M. and Margaret (Leamy) Grieve.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1950. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1956.

    Career

    • Staff engineer Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois, 1950-1952. Management consultant A.T. Kearney & Company, Chicago, 1952-1955. President Rap-in-Wax, Minneapolis, 1955-1962.

      Executive Associated Press Parts Corporation, Toledo, 1962-1967. President, Chief Executive Officer Questor Corporation, 1967-1982. Chief Executive Officer Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, 1983-1996.

      Retired, 1996

      Board directors St. Paul Companies Inc., Bank of Naples, Mesaba Aviation. Partner Paladium Equity Partners LLC.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Advisory council J.L. Kellogg Graduate School Management, Northwestern University. Board directors Guthrie Theatre. Board trustees St. Thomas University With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

    Member Chevaliers du Tastevin, Minneapolis Club, Royal Poinciana Club (Naples), Beta Gamma Sigma (directors table).

    Connections

    • Married Florence R. Brogan, July 29, 1950. Children: Margaret, Scott, Bruce.
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    Born December 5, 1927
    • 1950
      Northwestern University
    • 1956
      University Minnesota
    • 1950 - 1952
      Staff engineer, Caterpillar Tractor Company
      Peoria, Arizona, United States
    • 1952 - 1955
      management, consultant A.T. Kearney & Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1955 - 1962
      president, Rap-in-Wax
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1962 - 1967
      executive, Associated Press Parts Corporation
      Toledo, Belize
    • 1967 - 1982
      president, Questor Corporation
    • 1967 - 1982
      Chief Executive Officer, Questor Corporation
    • 1983 - 1996
      Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab Incorporated
    • 1996
      retired
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