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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.

Background

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

Education

Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1950.

Career

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.

Religion

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

Politics

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

Views

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.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, coin collecting/numismatics, gardening, golf.

Connections

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

father:
Royal Guy Findley

mother:
Hattie Elizabeth (Walden) Findley

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Abernathy

child:
Elizabeth Jane Findley Dever Findley

child:
David Walden Findley