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Donald John Guth, American corporation executive. Recipient Remington Rand trophy as president National Association Accountants, 1948.


Guth, Donald John was born on March 24, 1916 in Manning, Iowa, United States. Son of Technology R. and Laura (Guth) McCann.


Student, Capital City Commercial College, 1934. Student, American Institute Business, 1935. Student, Harvard University, 1952.


Clerk Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, 1934-1935. Accountant Ford Motor Company, 1935-1942. Comptroller, treasurer, chief financial officer Solar Aircraft Company, Des Moines, New York City, San Diego, 1942-1961.

Controller, chief accounting officer Collins Radio Company, Dallas, 1961-1968. Vice president GF Industries, Inc., 1969-1971. Vice president, director General Earth Minerals Corporation, 1969-1971.

Vice president, director, secretary, treasurer Varo, Inc., Garland, Texas, 1971-1980, vice chairman, director, 1980-1981. Founder International Bio-chemical Technologies, Inc., Palo Alto, California, from 1983. Director Swift Ohio Corporation, Kenton, 1970-1971, Construction Products Corporation, Miami, Florida, 1971-1972, Varo-Semiconductor, Inc., Garland, 1971-1981, Diagnostic Information, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, 1980-1985.


President Taxpayers Association, Des Moines and San Diego. Member executive committee business advisory committee University Texas, Arlington. Served with Iowa State Guard, 1942-1945.

Member Finance Executives Institute (national director, past president Dallas and Iowa chapters, past national vice president), National Association Accountants (past national vice president, member national executive committee, past president Des Moines chapter, council continuing educational policies 1965-1968).


Married Josephine C. Lindsey, March 16, 1934. 1 child, Donald D.

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