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Paul Fausto Oreffice

Paul Fausto Oreffice was Italian, American chemical company executive. Decorated Encomienda del Merito Civil Spain, 1966. Board trustees American Enterprise Institute; trustee Morehouse College; vice-chairman National Parkinson Foundation; member senior advisory board Arthritis Foundation; trustee Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management; Member Chemical Manufacturers Association, Business Council.


  • Oreffice, Paul Fausto was born on November 29, 1927 in Venice, Italy. Came to United States, 1945, naturalized, 1951. Son of Max and Elena (Friedenberg) Oreffice.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1949.


    • With Dow Chemical Company, various international locations, 1953-1992. Assigned to Switzerland, Italy, Brazil and Spain, to 1969. President Dow Chemical Latin American, Coral Gables, Florida, 1966-1970.

      Corporate finance vice president Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1970-1975, president Dow Chemical United States of America, 1975-1978, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1978-1986, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1986-1987, chairman board, 1987-1992. Retired, 1992

      Board directors Cigna Corporation, Northern Telecom Ltd., Coca Cola Company. Member international advisory board Marsh and McLennan.

      Advisory Smith-Barney Company.


    Board trustees American Enterprise Institute. Trustee Morehouse College. Vice-chairman National Parkinson Foundation.

    Member senior advisory board Arthritis Foundation. Trustee Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. Member Chemical Manufacturers Association, Business Council.


    • Children: Laura Emma, Andrew T.
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    Born November 29, 1927
    • 1949
      Purdue University
    • 1966 - 1970
      president, Dow Chemical Latin American
      Coral Gables, Cayman Islands
    • 1970 - 1975
      corporate finance vice president, Dow Chemical Company
      Midland, Cayman Islands
    • 1992
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