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construction equipment executive

Christopher George Backe, American construction equipment executive.

Background

Backe, Christopher George was born on April 19, 1932 in New York City. Son of Christopher G. and Alice (Sweeney) Backe.

Education

Student, Fordham University, 1950. Student, Iona College, 1956.

Career

Carpenter Thornberg Builders, Islip, New York, 1956-1958. President Backe Construction Company, 1958-1967. Salesman Equitable Life Insurance Company, 1967-1970.

President Surfland Builders, 1970-1974. Regional sales manager Conesco Inds. Ltd., Chicago and Little Ferry, New Jersey, 1974-1980.

Vice president, owner Forming Concepts, Inc., Palatine, since 1980. Speaker World of Concrete, Atlanta, 1986.

Membership

Captain Volunteer Fire Department, Ocean Beach, New York, 1956-1968. Republican committeeman, Islip, 1959-1960. Trustee Ocean Beach School Board, 1959-1960.

Co-founder, president Fire Island Small Business Association, 1960-1963, Robbins Rest Property Owners Association, 1960-1964. Served with United States Air Force, 1950-1954. Member Property Owners Association (president 1959-1962), Fire Island Small Business Association (president, founder 1961-1962).

Clubs: Arlington Heights Golf League (treasurer, secretary, vice president 1984-1986, president 1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, sailing, fishing, hunting.

Connections

Married Nancy L. Horton, June 11, 1960 (divorced June 1983). Children: Lisa Marie, Barbara Ann, Alice Louise.

father:
Christopher G. Backe

mother:
Alice (Sweeney) Backe

spouse:
Nancy L. Horton

child:
Lisa Marie Backe

child:
Barbara Ann Backe

child:
Alice Louise Backe