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Industrial corporation executive

Allen Carl Menke was American manufacturing executive. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Purdue University, 1965, Outstanding Engineer Graduate, 1991, member Purdue Hall of Fame, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, 1999.

Background

Menke, Allen Carl was born on February 16, 1922 in Huntingburg, Indiana, United States. Son of William Ernest and Clara (Moenkhaus) Menke.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1943. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1948.

Career

Instructor, Purdue University, 1946-1948;with, Trane Company, 1948-1968;vice president sales, Trane Company, 1963-1964;executive vice president sales, manufacturing and engineering, Trane Company, 1964-1968;vice president, Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, 1969-1976;chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Artesian Industries, Northbrook, Illinois, 1976-1988. Board directors Trane Company, The Smart Grid Power Systems Technologies, Hoover Company, Consolidated Papers Corporation, York Corporation.

Membership

President Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation. Founder, president Winnetka Interch. Council; board directors, past chairman Presbyterian Home.

Past chairman dean's advisory council Krannert School Management Purdue University. Board directors McCormick Seminary, University Chicago. Trustee Kenilworth Union Church Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1944-1946.

Member Sigma Chi (Significant Order Constantine awards). Lodge: Mason.

Connections

Married Virginia Lee MacDonald, April 14, 1944. Children: Janet, William, Sarah.

father:
William Ernest Menke

mother:
Clara (Moenkhaus) Menke

spouse:
Virginia Lee MacDonald

child:
Janet Menke

child:
William Menke

child:
Sarah Menke