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Daniel John Krumm

Manufacturing executive

Daniel John Krumm, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership award, 1983; Distinguished Achievement award University Iowa Alumni Assn; named Iowa Business Leader of the Year, 1986.


Krumm, Daniel John was born on October 15, 1926 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Walter A. and Anna K. (Helmke) Krumm.


Bachelor in Commerce, University Iowa, 1950. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1955. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Westmar College, Le Mars, Iowa, 1981.

D. Commercial Science (honorary), Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1983.


Served United States Navy 1944-1946. Salesman, Globe Office Furniture Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1950-1952. Sales Analyst, The Maytag Company, Newton.

Iowa 1952-1962, Manager, Brussels, Belgium and Wuppertal, Federation Republic of Germany 1962-1967, Administration Assistant to President 1967-1979, Vice-President 1970-1971, Executive Vice-President 1971-1972, President, and Treasurer 74, President, and Chief Executive Officer 1974-1986, Chair, and Chief Executive Officer Maytag Corporation. Director Signode Corporation 1975-1983, Centel Corporation since 1977, Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company since 1980, Snap-on Tools Corporation since 1984, National Association of Manufacturers since 1986, Des Moines Symphony Association since 1978, University of Iowa Foundation Board since 1986. Trustee Iowa National Heritage Foundation since 1979, Committee Economics Development, Washington, D.C. since 1987.

FINE Education Research Foundation since 1987. Chairman Iowa Business Council since 1985. Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Westmar College) 1981, (Luther College) 1982.

Gold Knight of Manager.


Member board of visitors University Iowa College Business Administration. Member steering committee for Iowa Endowment 2000 campaign. Past chairman Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Board governors Iowa College Foundation. Chairman board directors Grand View College, Des Moines. Board directors Des Moines Symphony Association, University Iowa Foundation, Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop for Handicapped Citizens of Jasper County, Iowa, National Association of Manufacturers.

Vice chairman Iowa Venture Capital Fund, Iowa Business Council. Member committee for economic development Iowa Peace Institute. Trustee FINE Education Research Foundation, 1987-1993.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Marketing Association (past president Iowa), Electrical Manufacturers Club, Newton Chamber of Commerce (community service award 1980), Maytag Management Club. Clubs: Newton Country.


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Married Ann L. Klingner, February 28, 1953. Children: David Jonathan, Timothy John.

Walter A. Krumm

Anna K. (Helmke) Krumm

Ann L. Klingner

David Jonathan Krumm

Timothy John Krumm