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Automotive executive

Bennett E. Bidwell, American Automobile manufacturing company executive ( ind: manufacturing)automobile manufacturing company executive. Served with infantry, Ordnance corpus, United States army, 1945-1947.

Background

Bidwell, Bennett E. was born on June 22, 1927 in Plymouth, Indiana, United States. Son of George E. and Miriam (Batchelder) Bidwell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Babson College, 1952. Doctor of Laws(honorary), Babson College, 1974.

Career

Economist Columbia Gas Company, New York City, 1952—1953. With Ford Motor Company, 1953—1981. Vice president, general manager Lincoln-Mercury division, Dearborn, Michigan, 1970—1973, Lincoln-Ford Division, 1973—1975, vice president sales group, 1975—1977, vice president car and truck group, 1977—1981.

President, Chief Executive Officer Hertz Corporation, New York City, 1981—1984. Executive vice president, director Chrysler Corporation, Highland Park, Michigan, 1984—1987. Vice-Chairman Chrysler Motors Corporation, 1987, president, 1988, chairman, 1988—1991, Pentastar transactions Group, 1991.

Board directors Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler Finance Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Thrifty Rent-A-/Car System, Inc. Served with infantry Ordnance Corps United States Army, 1945-1947.

Membership

Served with infantry, Ordnance corpus, United States army, 1945-1947. Clubs: Bloomfield Hills Country, Renaissance.

Connections

Married Paula Nelson Bidwell, September 12, 1954. Children: Susan, Karen, Michael.

father:
George E. Bidwell

mother:
Miriam (Batchelder) Bidwell

spouse:
Paula Nelson Bidwell

child:
Susan Bidwell

child:
Karen Bidwell

child:
Michael Bidwell