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director , Manufacturing executive

Dexter Farrington Baker, American manufacturing executive, director. Board associates Muhlenberg College; trustee Harry C. and Mary M. Trexler Foundation Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946; with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Management Association, National Association Manufacturers (former chairman), Theta Chi.

Background

Baker, Dexter Farrington was born on April 16, 1927 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Leland Dyer and Edith (Quimby) Baker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Lehigh University, 1957.

Career

Sales engineer, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1952-1956;general sales manager, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1956-1957;managing director, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1957-1964;chief executive operations in Europe, board directors, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1964-1967;executive vice president, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1967-1978;president, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986, 90-91;chairman, president, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1990-1991;chairman, chief Executive officer, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1986-1992;chairman of the executive com.bd. directors, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1992-1998. Former chairman investment policy United States Trade Republican.

Membership

Board associates Muhlenberg College. Trustee Harry C. and Mary M. Trexler Foundation Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. With United States Army, 1950-1952.

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Management Association, National Association Manufacturers (former chairman), Theta Chi.

Connections

Married Dorothy Ellen Hess, June 23, 1951. Children: Ellen L., Susan A., Leslie A., Carolyn J.

father:
Leland Dyer Baker

mother:
Edith (Quimby) Baker

spouse:
Dorothy Ellen Hess

child:
Ellen L. Baker

child:
Susan A. Baker

child:
Leslie A. Baker

child:
Carolyn J. Baker