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David Henry Abbott

manufacturing executive

David Henry Abbott, American manufacturing executive. Served with United States Army, 1958; Member Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (board directors 1979-1981, 82-2002, chairman 1992), American Road and Transpn. Builders Association (director 1988—2002).

Background

Abbott, David Henry was born on July 6, 1936 in Milton, Kentucky, United States. Son of Carl and Rachael (Miles) Abbott.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Kentucky, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Kentucky, 1961.

Career

With Ford Motor Company, Louisville, Minneapolis and Dearborn, Michigan, 1961-1969. Division controller J I Case Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1970-1973, general manager service parts supply division, 1973-1975, vice president, 1975, vice president and general manager construction equipment division, 1975-1977, vice president, general manager Drott division Wausau, 1977-1979, executive vice president worldwide construction equipment, 1979-1981. President, chief operating officer Portec, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, 1981-1987, also director.

President, chief executive officer, director E.D. Etnyre & Company, Oregon, 1988—2002, retired, 2002. Director Oak Brook Bank, 1982-1988.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1958. Member Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (board directors 1979-1981, 82-2002, chairman 1992), American Road and Transpn. Builders Association (director 1988—2002).

Connections

Married Joan Shefchik, August 14, 1976. Children– Kristine, Gina, Beth, Linsey.