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Sidney F. McKenna

Sidney F. McKenna was American technical company executive. Decorated knight St. Gregory.


  • McKenna, Sidney F. was born on November 27, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Michael James and Elizabeth Josephine McKenna.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1948.


    • With Ward Baking Company, Detroit, 1939-1941. Production worker Cadillac Motor Company (division General Motors Corporation), 1941-1942. Member industrial relations staff Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1942-1979, vice president, 1974-1979.

      Senior vice president United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1980-1990. Board directors Schwartz Value Fund.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Advisory board Providence Hospital, Detroit, 1972-1980. Board directors Brighton (Michigan) Hospital, 1976-1980, Mercy College, Detroit, 1976-1980, United Foundation, 1976-1980, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1989, St. Joseph's College, 1988-1989. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1946.

    Member Labor Policy Association (chairman), Business Roundtable, Organization Resources Counselors, National Association Manufacturers (board directors 1988-1989), Bloomfield Hills Country Club, Birmingham Athletic Club, Mariner Sands Country Club, Knights of Columbus.


    • Married Helen Mary Spiroff, September 20, 1944. Children: Lynne Marie McKenna Hoss, Dennis Michael, Patrick Conlon, Mary Elizabeth McKenna Raimondi, Maureen T. McKenna Anderson, Christopher John.
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    Born November 27, 1922
    • 1947
      University Michigan
    • 1948
      Wayne State University
    • 1939 - 1941
      With Ward Baking Company
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1941 - 1942
      production worker, Cadillac Motor Company (division General Motors Corporation)
    • 1942 - 1979
      member, industrial relations staff Ford Motor Company
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1990
      senior, vice president United Technologies Corporation
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States