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Manufacturing executive

Donald Martin Alstadt, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Medal of Merit Edinboro State College, 1979; University medal Pennsylvania State University, 1981; Distinguished Service award School Engineering Duke University, 1985, Adhesives and Sealant Council, 1985; named Honorary Football Coach, University Southern California.


Alstadt, Donald Martin was born on July 29, 1921 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Rheinhold L. and Jean M. Alstadt.


Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1947; Doctor of Science (honorary), Thiel College, 1980.


With, Lord Corporation, Erie, since 1961; vice president, general manager, Lord Corporation, 1964-1966; executive vice president, Lord Corporation, 1966-1968; president, Lord Corporation, from 1968; also Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Lord Corporation now Chairman of the Board, Lord Corporation, since 1993. Consultant Carborundum Company, Transistor Products Company of Boston, 1952-1956. Director Keithley Instruments Inc.

Consultant Lincoln Project, 1952-1953, National Science Foundation, since 1980. Guest lecturer International Institute Management Science Center, Berlin, 1979. Vis.scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman board overseers Franklin Pierce Law Center, since 1981. Member advisory board Center for Advanced Engineering Study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1981. Member Pennsylvania Science and Engineering Foundation, since 1980.

Board advisors Case Western Reserve School Management, Cleveland, since 1970. Board visitors University Pittsburgh Graduate School Business, since 1972. Trustee Polytechnic Institute New York, Brooklyn, since 1973, Kolff Foundation, Cleveland, since 1974, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1973-1978, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1976-1979.

Member advisory board Mellon Institute Research. Metropolitan chairman National Alliance of Businessmen, 1969. Member president's council Tulane University, since 1976.

Member visiting committee School Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1980, School Engineering, Duke University, since 1980. Member policy committee Pennsylvania Business Council, since 1979. Director, president Lord Foundation of North Carolina, Lord Fond. of California, Lord Foundation of Massachusetts, Lord Foundation of Pennsylvania, Lord Foundation of Ohio.

Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Faraday Society of England, Electrochemical Society, Chemists Club New York, New York Academy of Sciences, Institute Management Science, American Security Council, Swedish Royal Academy Engineering Science (guest lecturer 1984), Academy Applied Science.


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Married Judith Carlow, November 23, 1984. 1 child, Karen.

Rheinhold L.

Jean M. Alstadt

Judith Carlow

Karen Alstadt