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Donald Eugene PETERSEN

business executive

Donald PETERSEN, business executive. numerous awards and prizes including American Achievement Award 1986; Award 1986; Award (National.


PETERSEN, Donald was born on September 4, 1926 in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. Son of William L. Petersen and Mae Pederson.


University of Washington, Stanford University.


Served United States Marine Corps Reserve 1946-1947, 1951-1952. With Ford Motor Company since 1949, Assistant to Vice-President Car and Truck Group 1965-1966, Car Product Planning Manager 1966-1969, Executive Director, Administration Engineering and Industrial Design 1969, Vice-President Car Planning and Research 1969-1971, Vice-President Truck Operations 1971-1973, and Recreation Products Operations 1973-1975, Director 1977, President 1980, Chairman 1985-1990, Chief Executive Officer 1985-1990.


Society Automotive Engineers, Engineering Society, Detroit, The Business Council, Business Roundtable Committee, Advisory Board University of Washington Graduate School of Business Administration, Business Roundtable Policy Committee, Business Council, United States—Japan Business Council, Emergency Committee American Trade, etc.


Married Jo Anne Leonard in 1948.

William L. Petersen

Mae Pederson

Jo Anne Leonard