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Manufacturing executive

David Skillman Atkinson, American manufacturing executive. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Yale (Chicago) (board directors 1968-1973).

Background

Atkinson, David Skillman was born on January 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Clarence and Margaret (Skillman) Atkinson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1942. Bachelor, Yale University, 1942.

Career

Various positions in manufacturing Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, 1942-1956. With Thiokol Chemical Company, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 1956-1965, Standard Pressed Steel Company, Jenkintown, 1965-1968, Northwest Industries, Chicago, 1968-1973. Group vice president, director Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1973-1986.

President, chief executive officer D.S. Atkinson, Inc., since 1986. Director Laidlaw Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, Erving Paper Mills, Massachusetts, Giebeler Inc., Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Yale (Chicago) (board directors 1968-1973).

Connections

Married Mary L. Headley, January 15, 1943. Children: Susan, Sara, Ann Gayley.

father:
James Clarence Atkinson

mother:
Margaret (Skillman) Atkinson

spouse:
Mary L. Headley

child:
Susan Atkinson

child:
Sara Atkinson

child:
Ann Gayley Atkinson