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Dieter E.A. Tannenberg Edit Profile

Manufacturing executive

Dieter E.A. Tannenberg was American manufacturing executive. Retired registered professional engineer, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut. Named Man of Year Quick Print Magazine, 1985.


Tannenberg, Dieter E.A. was born on November 24, 1932 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. Son of Electronic Arts Wilhelm and Margarete Elizabeth (Mundhenk) Tannenberg.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1959.


Supervising engineer Flexonics division Calumet & Hecla, Inc., Chicago, 1959-1961, chief engineer, 1961-1963, program manager advanced space systems, 1963-1965, director manufacturing services, 1965-1967. Director manufacturing engineering Supply Chain Management Corporation, Cortland, New York, 1967-1969. Technical director international Singer Company, New York City, 1969-1971.

Vice president operations international division Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, Cleveland, 1971-1974. Managing director Addressograph Multigraph GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, West Germany, 1974-1978. Vice president, general manager Europe, Middle East, Africa AM International Inc., Chicago, 1978-1979.

President AM Bruning division, 1979-1982, AM Multigraphics Division, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 1982-1986. Corporation vice president AM International, Inc., 1981-1983, corporation senior vice president, 1983-1986. Chairman board directors, president, chief executive officer Sargent-Welch Science Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1986-1989.

President, Chief Executive Officer ExhibitGroup, Inc., Elk Grove Village, 1990-1991, Bell & Howell Document Management Products Company, Chicago, 1991-1994, Bell & Howell Postal Systems Inc., Chicago, 1994-1997. Corporation vice president Bell & Howell Company, Skokie, 1991-1997. Chairman AM International GmbH, Frankfurt, 1977-1986.


  • Retired registered professional engineer, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to handbooks, articles to technical, trade magazines. Patentee in machinery field.


Served with Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1953-1956. Member National Society of Professional Engineers (life), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), Association Reproduction Materials Manufacturers (board directors 1979-1982, vice president 1980-1982), National Association Quick Printers (board directors 1982-1984), National Printing Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Association (board directors 1983-1986, chairman government affairs committee 1985-1986), Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturing Association (board directors 1983-1986, 91-93), Society of America Value Engineers (honorary vice president since 1985), Value Foundation (trustee since 1985), Pi Tau Sigma.


Married Ruth Hansen, February 6, 1956. 1 child, Diana Sylvia Tannenberg.

Electronic Arts Wilhelm Tannenberg

Margarete Elizabeth (Mundhenk) Tannenberg

Ruth Hansen

Diana Sylvia Tannenberg