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Rene L. Guerster

Rene L. Guerster, American pharmaceutical packaging company executive. Trustee Abington (Pennsylvania) Health Care Corporation, Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia; Member Pennsylvania Business Roundtable.

Background

  • Guerster, Rene L. was born on October 1, 1938 in Basle, Switzerland. Came to the United States, 1941. Son of Eugen and Rose (Haas) Guerster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering London, 1960. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1966. Master of Business Administration in Management, Temple University, 1978.

    Career

    • Project engineer Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1960-1962. Flight evaluation engineer General Electric Company, King of Prussia, 1962-1966. Supervisor product development Ametek Inc., Hatfield, 1966-1970.

      From director engineering to executive vice president Pharma Packaging division The West Company, Phoenixville, 1970-1984, president, 1984-1985. President, chief executive officer The West Co, Inc., since 1985, also board directors. Board directors Teleflex, Inc., Limerick, Pennsylvania, The West Company, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, K.W. Tunnell Company, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, K.W. Tunnell Company, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

    Works

    • Patentee in field (9).

    Membership

    Trustee Abington (Pennsylvania) Health Care Corporation, Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia. Member Pennsylvania Business Roundtable.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, swimming, bicycling.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Harthen, November 23, 1960. Children: Catherine, Jonathan.
    • father: Eugen Guerster
    • mother: Rose (Haas) Guerster
    • spouse: Miriam Harthen
    • children: Catherine Guerster
    • Jonathan Guerster
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    Born October 1, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1960
      University London
    • 1966
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1978
      Temple University
    • 1960 - 1962
      Project engineer, Armstrong Cork Company
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1962 - 1966
      flight evaluation engineer, General Electric Company
      King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      supervisor product development Ametek Incorporated
      Hatfield, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1970 - 1984
      from director, engineering to executive vice president Pharma Packaging division The West Company
      Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1985
      president, officer The West Co
    • 1985
      chief executive, officer The West Co
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