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Arthur William W. Woelfle Edit Profile

food company executive

Arthur William Woelfle, American food company executive. Served to lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve. Member Institute of Directors (London, England).

Background

Woelfle, Arthur William was born on March 8, 1920 in Dunkirk, New York, United States. Son of Arthur and Agnes (Johnson) Woelfle.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Buffalo, 1943. Postgraduate, University Lucerne, Switzerland, 1970. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1972.

Career

Served in United States Marine Corps 45. Secretary-Treasure Bedford Products until 1955. Senior Vice-President Bedford Products Division, Kraft Inc.

Division Product Manager Kraft's Eastern Division 1959. Later various positions with Kraft Foods Division. Chief Executive Officer Kraft Foods, Federation Republic of Germany 1966-1969.

Chair, and Manager Director Kraft Foods Ltd., United Kingdom and Scandinavia 1969-1973. Director Kraft Inc. since 1973, Vice-Chairman 1973, President, and Chief Operating Officer 1973-1982. Chairman since 1982; Director Dart and Kraft Inc. since 1980, Vice-Chairman since 1982.

Director First National Bank of Chicago, First Chicago Corporation, Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation, Atchison, Tokeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Marine Corps Reserve. Member Institute of Directors (London, England). Clubs: Chicago; Union League (New York City).

Glenview Golf.

Connections

Married Ruth A. Godden, December 29, 1943. Children: Gretchen, Christine, Annual.

father:
Arthur Woelfle

mother:
Agnes (Johnson) Woelfle

spouse:
Ruth A. Godden

child:
Gretchen Woelfle

child:
Christine Woelfle

child:
Annual Woelfle