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Robert Melvin O'Hara

Robert Melvin O'Hara, American packaging company executive. Chairman Dayton Performing Arts Campaign, 1983; vice chairman Georgia Industry Association, 1970-1972; board directors Keep America Beautiful, 1968-1972; manager campaign Committee to Re-Elect Ford, Montgomery County, Ohio, 1975-1976. Served to ensign United States Navy, 1946-1947, PTO. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Background

  • O'Hara, Robert Melvin was born on September 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael James and Helen (Jeffers) O'H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Technology University, 1950. Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1969. Postgraduate, Aspen Institute for Humanities, 1974.

    Career

    • Manager beverage division Atlanta Paper Company, 1953-1955, assistant director packaging, 1955-1957. General sales manager Mead Packaging Company (merged with Atlanta Paper Company 1957), Atlanta, 1957-1961, director marketing, 1961-1963, vice president marketing, 1963-1964, president, 1969-1972. Vice president marketing, marketing director Mead Packaging Europe, Paris, 1964-1967.

      Vice president, general manager Beverage Packaging Company, Atlanta, 1967-1969. Corporation group vice president Mead Paper Group, Ohio, 1972-1974, Mead Advanced Systems Group, Dayton, 1974-1980, senior vice president, 1980-1983. Chairman, chief executive officer KOMCO, 1983-1985, OMS Company, Dayton, since 1985.

      Board directors Kerr Glass Company, Los Angeles, TBC Corporation, Memphis, University/Cooperative American Relief Everywhere Systems, Detroit. Board chairman Cognetics, Inc., London, since 1986. Chairman Entretech International/Entretech United States of America, since 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Chairman Dayton Performing Arts Campaign, 1983. Vice chairman Georgia Industry Association, 1970-1972. Board directors Keep America Beautiful, 1968-1972.

    Manager campaign Committee to Re-Elect Ford, Montgomery County, Ohio, 1975-1976. Served to ensign United States Navy, 1946-1947, PTO. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

    Connections

    • Married Grace McGrath, August 21, 1961. Children: Ann, James. Married Barbara N. Nichols, September 28, 1974.
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    • 1950
      Georgia Technology University
    • 1969
      Harvard University
    • 1974
      Aspen Institute for Humanities
    • 1957 - 1961
      general sales manager, Mead Packaging Company (merged with Atlanta Paper Company 1957)
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1964 - 1967
      vice president, Mead Packaging Europe
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      marketing director, Mead Packaging Europe
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      vice president, Beverage Packaging Company
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1967 - 1969
      general manager, Beverage Packaging Company
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1972 - 1974
      corporation group vice president, Mead Paper Group
      Ohio, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      corporation group vice president, Mead Paper Group
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      chairman, officer KOMCO
    • 1983 - 1985
      chief executive, officer KOMCO
    • 1985
      chairman, officer KOMCO
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1985
      chief executive, officer KOMCO
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
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