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Victor Gelb

Victor Gelb, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Baker award Cleveland Jewish Community Federation, 1960, Eisenman award, 1997, Cleveland Jewish Community Federation.


  • Gelb, Victor was born on October 15, 1926 in Cleveland. Son of Charles and Lena Regina (Katz) Gelb.

  • Education

    • Student, Western Reserve University, 1951.


    • Executive vice president Ohio Advertising Agency, 1949-1953. Sales manager to president, chief executive officer Woodhill Permatex Corporation, Cleveland, 1953-1979. President, chief executive officer Cole Consumer Products, 1980-1981.

      President Victor Gelb Inc., since 1981. Former director, vice chairman Cook-United. Chairman Capital American Finance Corporation, 1979-1990.

      Board directors Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Specialty Chemical Resources.


    Denomination: Judaism


    National president Big Brothers American, 1970-1974. President Bellefaire Child Care Center, Jewish Children's Bureau, 1969-1972, Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Settlements Association, 1967-1969. Chairman Mayor's Council Youth Activities, 1970-1971.

    Board directors, vice president United Way Services. Trustee Jewish Community Federation. National vice chairman United Jewish Appeal, since 1981.

    Member board governors Jewish Agency for Israel. Chairman Mount Sinai Medical Center, since 1994, Citizens Committee on Aids/Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Vice chairman Quality Information Management Corporation With United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1947.

    Member Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (chairman 1973-1974).


    • Married Joan Marie Freeman, June 16, 1948. Children: Kathy Lee (Mistress Dana deWindt), Robert James (deceased March, 1994), Cynthia (Mistress Robert Grabner), Leslie Annual.
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    Born October 15, 1926
    • 1951
      Western Reserve University
    • 1949 - 1953
      Executive, vice president Ohio Advertising Agency
    • 1953 - 1979
      sales manager, officer Woodhill Permatex Corporation
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1953 - 1979
      chief executive, officer Woodhill Permatex Corporation
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      president, officer Cole Consumer Products
    • 1980 - 1981
      chief executive, officer Cole Consumer Products
    • 1981
      president, Victor Gelb Incorporated