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William Richard Thomas

William Richard Thomas was American financial executive. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Finance Executives Institute (national president 1966), University California Business Administration Alumni Association (past president).

Background

  • Thomas, William Richard was born on April 13, 1920 in Sacramento. Son of Raymond Joseph and Annie (Clemence) Thomas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1941.

    Career

    • Accountant General Mills, Inc., 1941-1942. With Cutter Laboratories, Inc., Berkeley, California, 1945-1967, vice president finance, 1957-1967. Also director; president, director Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc., Santa Rosa, 1967-1968.

      Vice president Pacific Lighting Corporation, 1968-1973, senior finance vice president, 1973-1977. Senior vice president finance and administration Global Marine Inc., 1977-1985, also director. Board directors Global Marine, Inc., AeroVironment, Bank of The West, San Francisco.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Finance Executives Institute (national president 1966), University California Business Administration Alumni Association (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Jane Dunning Lasher, November 3, 1964. Children: Paul Kenneth, Susan Jane. Children by previous marriage: William Richard, Robert Charles, Alan James.
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    Born April 13, 1920
    Died February 16, 2008
    (aged 87)
    • 1941
      University California
    • 1941 - 1942
      Accountant, General Mills
    • 1945 - 1967
      with Cutter Laboratories
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      president, Optical Coating Laboratory
      Santa Rosa, Guatemala
    • 1967 - 1968
      director, Optical Coating Laboratory
      Santa Rosa, Guatemala
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