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Manufacturing company executive

Chester Howard Kirk, American manufacturing executive. Recipient National Hamanitarian award National Jewish Hospital, 1987; C.H.Kirk Building at University Rhode Island named in his honor, 1988.

Background

Kirk, Chester Howard was born on February 15, 1917 in Cranston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Chester Howard and Blanche Kirk.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Rhode Island, 1940. Doctor Public Service (honorary), University Rhode Island. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Johnson and Wales University.

Career

Chairman, chief Executive officer, founder, AMTROL Inc., West Warwick, Rhode Island, since 1946;chairman, founder, Edgehill Newport Inc., Newport, Rhode Island, since 1980. Member of staff Brown U. School Alcohol Studies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Inventor expansion tank for water well industry, 1946.

Membership

Vice chairman National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, New York City. Board directors National Conference of Christians and Jews (annual brotherhood award 1985). Member National Association Manufacturers (board directors), Rhode Island Partnership for Science and Technology, New York Yacht Club, University Club (Providence), Point Judith Country Club (Narragansett, Rhode Island).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, golf.

Connections

Married Heidi Kunkemoller, August 16, 1968. Children: Cristina, Nicole.

father:
Chester Howard

mother:
Blanche Kirk

spouse:
Heidi Kunkemoller

child:
Cristina Kirk

child:
Nicole Kirk