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Manufacturing company executive

Allen Frank Jacobson, American Manufacturing company executive. Recipient Professional Achievement citation in engineering Iowa State University, 1983, Marston medal Iowa State University, 1986.

Background

Jacobson, Allen Frank was born on October 7, 1926 in Omaha. Son of Alma Frank and Ruth Alice (Saalfeld) Jacobson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1947.

Career

Product engineer tape laboratory, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1947-1950;technical assistant to plant manager, Hutchinson, Minnesota and Bristol, Pennsylvania, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1950-1955;tape production superintendent, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1955-1959;plant manager tape, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1959-1961;plant manager tape and Air Corps&S, Bristol, 1961-1963;tape production manager Tape & Allied Products Group, St. Paul, 1963;manufacturing manager tape and allied products, St. Paul, 1963-1968;general manager industrial tape division, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1968-1970;division vice president industrial tape division, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1970-1972;executive vice president, general manager, 3M Canada, Ltd., 1973-1975;vice president European operations, 1975;vice president tape and allied products group, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1975-1981;executive vice president industrial and consumer sector, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1981-1984;president United States operations, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, 1984-1986;chairman, chief Executive officer, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, since 1986;director, 3M Company (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company), St. Paul, since 1983. Board directors Valmont Industries Inc., Valley, Nebraska, United States West Inc., Englewood, Colorado, Northern States Power Company, Minneapolis, Mobil Corporation, New York City, Potlatch Corporation, San Francisco, Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis, chairman United States Council Internat Business, chairman Emergency Committee American Trade.

Achievements

  • Avocations: photography. Shooting; gardening; golf.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography. Shooting; gardening; golf.

Connections

Married Barbara Jean Benidt, April 18, 1964. Children: Allen F., Holly Anne, Paul Andrew.

father:
Alma Frank Jacobson

mother:
Ruth Alice (Saalfeld) Jacobson

spouse:
Barbara Jean Benidt

child:
Allen F. Jacobson

child:
Holly Anne Jacobson

child:
Paul Andrew Jacobson