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Donald John Keller

textile and apparel company executive

Donald John Keller, American textile and apparel company executive.


Keller, Donald John was born on February 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Philip F. and Gertrude (Rice) Keller.


AB, Princeton University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1958.


Account executive Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, 1958-1963. Various positions to executive vice president, director General Foods Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1963-1986, group vice president, 1977-1979, executive vice president, 1979-1986, director, 1981-1986. President, chief operating officer, director West Point Pepperell, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986-1989.

Chairman Prestone Products Corporation, 1995-1997, Vlasic Foods International Inc., Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Board directors Sysco Corporation, Houston, American Express International, Darien, Connecticut.


Trustee The Hospital Chaplaincy, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1987. Ruling elder Presbyterian Church. Member board visitors Fuqua School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, chairman, 1991.

Served to sergeant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member of Riverside (Connecticut) Yacht. Blind Brook (Purchase, New York ), John's Island (Vero Beach, Florida), Riomar Bay Yacht (Florida).


Married Virginia Wilson, July 22, 1955. Children: Ann Keller Springborn, Edward Wilson, Amy Margaret.