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Joseph Robert Hicks

Joseph Robert Hicks, American former rubber company executive.


  • Hicks, Joseph Robert was born on August 27, 1922 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Arch and Ada (Correll) Hicks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Commerce and Finance, Pennsylvania State University, 1943.


    • With General Electric Company, 1946-1962, district manager finance and service operation Cleveland, 1957-1962. Assistant comptroller Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, 1962-1964, comptroller, 1964-1968, vice president, comptroller, 1968-1976. President, chief executive officer Goodyear Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 1976-1978.

      Director, corporation executive vice president finance Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1978-1980, director, group executive vice president, 1981-1982. Director The Stanley Works, since 1983.


    Trustee Children's Medical Center of Akron, 1980-1989. With Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Finance Executives Institute (board directors Cleveland 1967-1976, 79-82), Pennsylvania State University Alumni Council (executive committee 1967-1972, 76-77), National Association of Manufacturers (director 1980-1982), Portage Country Club (Akron), Royal Poinciana Golf Club (Naples, Florida), Delta Chi.


    • Married Mary Rita Schlitzer, December 12, 1946. Children: Robert William, Nancy Jane (Mistress Roger Freed), Jeffrey Alan, Thomas Joseph, Joanne Elizabeth.
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    • 1943
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1962 - 1964
      assistant, comptroller Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      president, officer Goodyear Canada Incorporated
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      chief executive, officer Goodyear Canada Incorporated
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1983
      director, The Stanley Works
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