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Carl Allan Gerstacker, American former chemical company executive. Decorated Order of Rising Sun 2d class Japan; recipient Ohio Governor's award, 1966; United States President's E award, 1971; Society Chemical Industry medal, 1974; Silver Tower award Korea, 1976.


Gerstacker, Carl Allan was born on August 6, 1916 in Cleveland. Son of Rollin Michael and Eda (Uhinck) Gerstacker.


Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1938. Doctor of Laws, Central Michigan College Education, 1957. Doctor of Laws, Northwood Institute, 1977.

Doctor of Laws, Alma College, 1982. Doctor of Science Albion College, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters, Waynesburg College, 1980.


Accounting department Dowell, Inc., 1938-1940. Chemical engineer Dow Chemical Company, 1946-1948, director, 1948-1981, treasurer, 1949-1959, vice president, 1955-1960, member executive committee, 1957-1976, chairman finance committee, 1959-1981, chairman board, 1960-1976. Director Chemical Bank Bay Area, Bay City, Michigan, Sara Lee Corporation, Dundee Cement Company, K Mart Corporation.


Board directors Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Elsa University Pardee Foundation. Member advisory board New Perspective Fund Inc., KRI International Inc. Trustee Albion College, Rockefeller University Council.

Member Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (president 1960-1961), Manufacturing Chemists Association (chairman 1968-1969), Japan-United States Friendship Commission, Garfield Society Hiram College, Theta Xi, Beta Alpha Psi, Sigma Iota Epsilon. Clubs: Exchange, Midland Country. Lodges: Masons (33 degree), Rotary.


Married Jayne Harris, October 22, 1950 (divorced). Children: Bette Mignon, Lisa Jayne. Married Esther Schuette, March 8, 1975.

Rollin Michael Gerstacker

Eda (Uhinck) Gerstacker

Jayne Harris

Esther Schuette

Bette Mignon Gerstacker

Lisa Jayne Gerstacker