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Paul Norton Wigton

Paul Norton Wigton, American steel company consultant, former executive. Scholar Henry Roemer Foundation, 1957; scholar American Chemical Society, 1957; named Industrialist of Year Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation, 1981, Manager of Year, Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation, 1992.


  • Wigton, Paul Norton was born on August 13, 1932 in Linesville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles and Viola Grace (Dennis) Wigton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Youngstown State University, 1957a. Postgraduate executive management program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974. Doctorate (honorary), Youngstown State University, 1980.


    • General superintendent metal services Republic Steel Corporation, Warren, Ohio, 1971-1973, assistant to district manager, 1973-1975, district manager, 1975-1978, assistant vice president operations Cleveland, 1978-1980, vice president steel operations, 1980-1983, vice president, general manager flat rolled product group, 1983-1984. President tubular products Ling-Temco-Vought Steel, 1984-1991, retired, 1991. Member Senior Consultant Network Company, Inc., Beachwood, Ohio, 1991-1992.

      Principal Paul N. Wigton & Associates Consultants, Sarasota, Florida, from 1992.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Served to corporal United States Army, 1953-1954. Member American Institute of Mining, American Iron and Steel Institute, Association Iron and Steel Engineers (national president 1988). Clubs: Tournament Players (Prestancia-Sarasota, Florida).


    • Married Janet Ohl, July 11, 1953. Children: Bruce, Douglas.
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    Died December 3, 2003
    (aged 71)
    • 1974
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1980
      Youngstown State University
    • 1971 - 1973
      General superintendent metal services Republic Steel Corporation
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1991 - 1992
      member, Senior Consultant Network Company
      Beachwood, Ohio, United States
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