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Lawrence Eugene Gloyd

Lawrence Eugene Gloyd was American diversified manufacturing company executive. Recipient Master Entrpreneur of Year Illinois/N.W. Indiana award Ernst & Young, 1999, Lambda Chi Alpha National Order Achievement award, 1999, Alumni Achievement award Hanover College, 1994.


  • Gloyd, Lawrence Eugene was born on November 5, 1932 in Milan. Son of Oran C. and Ruth (Baylor) Gloyd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hanover College, 1954. Hon, D in Business Administration, Hanover College, 1994. Postgraduate, Rockford College, 1999.


    • Salesman Shapleigh Hardware, St. Louis, 1956-1960, W. Bingham Company, Cleveland, 1960-1961, Amerock Corporation, Rockford, Illinois, 1961-1968, regional sales manager, 1968-1969, director consumer products marketing, 1969-1971, director merchandising, 1971-1972, director marketing and sales, 1972-1973, vice president marketing and sales, 1973-1981, executive vice president, 1982—1986, president, general manager, 1982-1986. Vice president Hardware Products Group, Anchor Hocking Corporation, Lancaster, Ohio, 1986—1988. President, chief operating officer, Chief Executive Officer CLARCOR, Rockford, Illinois, 1988—2000, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-2000, also board directors, chairman emeritus, since 2000.

      Board directors Amcore Finance Inc., Rockford, Thomas Industries Inc., Louisville, Woodward Governor Company, Rockford, Illinois, Genyte Thomas Group, Louisville, Group Dekko, Kendalville, Indiana. Past. chairman board trustees Rockford College. Board directors, past chairman SwedishAm.



    Party affiliation: Republican


    Past chairman board directors Council of 100. Past member board directors Illinois Council on Economic Education. National board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

    Board trustees Hanover (Indiana) College. Member American Hardware Manufacturers Association, Illinois Manufacturers Association, National Association Manufacturers, Hardware Group Association, President Association, Masons.


    • Married Delma Lear, September 10, 1955. Children: Sheryl, Julia, Susan.
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    Born November 5, 1932
    • 1954
      Hanover College
    • 1994
      D in Business Administration
    • 1999
      Rockford College
    • 1956 - 1960
      Salesman Shapleigh Hardware
    • 1960 - 1961
      Salesman Shapleigh Hardware
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1961 - 1968
      Salesman Shapleigh Hardware
      Rockford, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      vice president, Hardware Products Group
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988
      Rockford, Illinois, United States
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