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Edward Joseph Walsh

Edward Joseph Walsh, American food products and cosmetics executive. Recipient Loftus Lifetime Achievement award, Iona College, 2004.

Background

  • Walsh, Edward Joseph was born on March 18, 1932 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Edward Aloysius and Charlotte Cecilia (Borup) Walsh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Iona College, 1953. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1958.

    Career

    • Sales representative M & R Dietetic Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio, 1955-1960. With Armour & Company, 1961-1971, Greyhound Corporation, 1971-1987. Vice president toiletries division Armour Dial Company, Phoenix, 1973-1974, executive vice president, 1975-1977.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Armour International Company, Phoenix, 1978-1984. President The Dial Corporation (formerly Armour-Dial Company), 1984-1987, chief executive officer, 1984-1987. President, chief executive officer Purex corporation, 1985.

      Chairman, chief executive officer The Sparta Group Ltd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 1988—2008. Board directors Nortrust Holding Corporation, Phoenix, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., Phoenix, 2000—2007. Member board advisors Brother to Brother International, 1988—2001, board directors, 1988—2004.

      Member board advisors Universal Technology Institute, Phoenix, 1996—2004, Northern Trust N.A., since 2006.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Trustee Scottsdale Memorial Health Foundation, 1995-1998. President Mount Vernon Fire Department Members Association, 1960-1961. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955, Germany.

    Member American Management Association, National Meat Canner Association (president 1971-1972), Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association (board directors 1985-1987), National Food Processors Association (board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Ann Farrell, September 16, 1961. Children: Edward Joseph, Megan Simpson, John, Robert.
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    • 1953
      Iona College
    • 1958
      New York University
    • 1955 - 1960
      Sales representative M & R Dietetic Laboratories
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1961 - 1971
      with Armour & Company
    • 1971 - 1987
      with Armour & Company
    • 1973 - 1974
      vice president, toiletries division Armour Dial Company
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      president, Armour International Company
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      Chief Executive Officer, Armour International Company
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1985
      president, officer Purex Corporation
    • 1985
      chief executive, officer Purex Corporation
    • 1988 - 2008
      chairman, officer The Sparta Group Limited
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    • 1988 - 2008
      chief executive, officer The Sparta Group Limited
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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