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William Earl Winter

William Earl Winter was American beverage company executive. Named to Promotion Marketing Hall of Fame, 1979, Beverage World Hall of Fame, 1986.


  • Winter, William Earl was born on September 21, 1920 in Granite City, Illinois, United States. Son of William M. and Ada M. (Compton) Winter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1942.


    • With Seven-Up Company, St. Louis, 1946-1981, vice president, director marketing, 1969-1971, executive vice president, 1971-1974, president, chief operating officer, 1974-1976, president, chief executive officer, 1976-1979, chairman board, 1979-1981, also former director, consultant. Chairman emeritus, since 1996. Consultant Cadbury Beverages/Seven-Up, chairman emeritus, 1996.


    Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association Greater St. Louis, University Illinois Foundation. Member executive board St. Louis Area council Boy Scouts American Captain United States Army, 1942-1946. Member American Marketing Association, Sales and Marketing Executives St. Louis, Promotion Marketing Association American (chairman board 1971-1972), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Gamma.


    • Married Dorothy E. Schuster, February 20, 1944 (deceased 1976). Children: William C., Douglas E. Married Mildred E. Stiebel, March 18, 1977.
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    Born September 21, 1920
    • 1942
      University Illinois
    • 1946 - 1981
      With Seven-Up Company
    • 1996
      chairman, emeritus
    • 1996
      consultant, emeritus
    • 1996
      chairman, emeritus
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