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William Rupert Laidig

William Rupert Laidig was American paper company executive. Registered professional engineer, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas. President Village of Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1966-1967; trustee Marquette University, Milwaukee; board directors Tasman Chile Ltd., 1993. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1953. Member of Eagle Creek Country (Florida), Knights of Columbus, Elks.

Background

  • Laidig, William Rupert was born on February 3, 1927 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of George and Margaret Anne (Gnewuch) Laidig.

  • Education

    • Business Systems Modernization-Energy, Marquette University, 1949.

    Career

    • Engineer Inland Steel Products, 1949-1950, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1950-1962, manager, 1962-1966, Ashdown, Arkansas, 1966-1972, mill manager Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1972-1975. Vice president, resident manager Great Southern Paper Company, Cedar Springs., Georgia, 1975-1980, senior vice president, 1979-1980, president, 1980-1984. Executive vice president Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1980-1984, president, chief executive officer, chairman, director, 1984-1990.

      Chairman Jaakko Pöyry (United States of America), Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1991-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    President Village of Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1966-1967. Trustee Marquette University, Milwaukee. Board directors Tasman Chile Ltd., 1993.

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1953. Member of Eagle Creek Country (Florida), Knights of Columbus, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Lorraine Mae Grom, January 2, 1952 (deceased ). Children: Ann Marie, Mary Katherine, Margaret Anne, William Andrew.
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    Born February 3, 1927
    • 1949
      Marquette University
    • 1949 - 1950
      Engineer, Inland Steel Products
    • 1950 - 1962
      Engineer, Inland Steel Products
      Port Edwards, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1966 - 1972
      Engineer, Inland Steel Products
      Ashdown, Arkansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      vice president, manager Great Southern Paper Company
      Georgia
    • 1975 - 1980
      resident, manager Great Southern Paper Company
      Georgia
    • 1980 - 1984
      executive, vice president Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1991 - 1992
      chairman, Jaakko P+
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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