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Manufacturing company executive

Don Aaron Findley, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Achievment award Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1950, Outstanding Accounting Alumnus award Auburn University, 1981.


Findley, Don Aaron was born on June 11, 1926 in Gadsden, Alabama, United States. Son of Royal Guy and Hattie Elizabeth (Walden) Findley.


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1950.


Accountant Buckeye Cellulose Corporation, Augusta, Georgia, 1950-1951;accountant, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1951-1959;general supervisor standard cost and analysis department, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1959-1964;general management staff, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1964-1967;assistant comptroller, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1971-1973;comptroller, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1975-1979;vice president finance and administration, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, 1979-1988;managing director, Ectona Fibres Ltd., Cumberland, England, 1967-1971;assistant comptroller, Eastman Chemical Products, Eastman Chemical International Ltd., Kingsport, 1971-1973;comptroller, Eastman Chemical Products, Eastman Chemical International Ltd., Kingsport, 1975-1979;vice president finance and administration, Eastman Chemical Products, Eastman Chemical International Ltd., Kingsport, 1979-1988;assistant comptroller, Eastman Chemical International Company, Kingsport, 1971-1973;comptroller, Eastman Chemical International Company, Kingsport, 1975-1979;comptroller, Holston Defense Corporationassistant vice president, Arkansas Eastman Company, Carolina Eastman Company, Texas Eastman Company. Director 1st American National Bank, Kingsport.


Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


Board directors Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsport, 1978-1990, treasurer, 1978-1983. Director United Way of Kingsport, 1994-1997. Fellow Institute Directors (United Kingdom).

Member National Association Accountants (president East Tennessee chapter 1963-1964), Tennessee Manufacturers and Taxpayers Association (board directors 1978-1986), Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Alpha Psi, Greater Kingsport C. of Chamber (board directors 1975-1977) Clubs: Ridgefields Country (Kingsport) (board directors 1984-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, coin collecting/numismatics, gardening, golf.


Married Mary Elizabeth Abernathy, October 22, 1947. Children: Elizabeth Jane Findley Dever, David Walden.

Royal Guy Findley

Hattie Elizabeth (Walden) Findley

Mary Elizabeth Abernathy

Elizabeth Jane Findley Dever Findley

David Walden Findley