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David Henry Abbott

David Henry Abbott, American manufacturing executive. Served with United States Army, 1958; Member Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (board directors 1979-1981, 82-2002, chairman 1992), American Road and Transpn. Builders Association (director 1988—2002).

Background

  • Abbott, David Henry was born on July 6, 1936 in Milton, Kentucky, United States. Son of Carl and Rachael (Miles) Abbott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Kentucky, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Kentucky, 1961.

    Career

    • With Ford Motor Company, Louisville, Minneapolis and Dearborn, Michigan, 1961-1969. Division controller J I Case Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1970-1973, general manager service parts supply division, 1973-1975, vice president, 1975, vice president and general manager construction equipment division, 1975-1977, vice president, general manager Drott division Wausau, 1977-1979, executive vice president worldwide construction equipment, 1979-1981. President, chief operating officer Portec, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, 1981-1987, also director.

      President, chief executive officer, director E.D. Etnyre & Company, Oregon, 1988—2002, retired, 2002. Director Oak Brook Bank, 1982-1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1958. Member Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (board directors 1979-1981, 82-2002, chairman 1992), American Road and Transpn. Builders Association (director 1988—2002).

    Connections

    • Married Joan Shefchik, August 14, 1976. Children– Kristine, Gina, Beth, Linsey.
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    • 1960
      University Kentucky
    • 1961
      University Kentucky
    • 1961 - 1969
      With Ford Motor Company
      Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      division controller, J I Case Company
      Racine, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      president, Portec
      Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      chief operating officer, Portec
      Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
    • 1988 - 2002
      president, E.D. Etnyre & Company
      Oregon, United States
    • 1988 - 2002
      chief executive, E.D. Etnyre & Company
      Oregon, United States
    • 1988 - 2002
      director, E.D. Etnyre & Company
      Oregon, United States
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