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company executive

Donald Robert Melville, industrial products manufacturing company executive. Chairman Worcester Arts Council, 1971-1977; member Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities, Task Force on Public Financing of Arts and Humanities in Massachusetts; chairman New England Foundation for the Arts; vice president Worcester Art Museum Served with Royal Air Force, 1945-1948. Member of Harvard.

Background

Melville, Donald Robert was born on November 18, 1926 in Manchester, England. Came to United States, 1954, naturalized, 1966. Son of Robert and Minnie (Veitch) Melville.

Education

Bachelor, Master of Arts, Queen's College, Cambridge University, England, 1951. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1956.

Career

Salesman Dunlop Rubber Company, London, England, 1951-1954. Assistant to vice president Continental Can Company, New York City, 1956-1960, sales manager, 1962-1967. Market analysis Manager Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia, 1960-1962.

Vice president marketing Norton Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1967-1969, executive vice president, 1969-1979, president, from 1979, chief executive officer, 1981-1987, chairman, 1985-1988, also director. Director Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Bowater, Inc., Acme Cleveland Corporation.

Membership

Chairman Worcester Arts Council, 1971-1977. Member Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities, Task Force on Public Financing of Arts and Humanities in Massachusetts. Chairman New England Foundation for the Arts.

Vice president Worcester Art Museum Served with Royal Air Force, 1945-1948. Member of Harvard.

Connections

Married Mary Sutton, June 16, 1955. Children: Wendy F., Jennifer K.

father:
Robert Melville

mother:
Minnie (Veitch) Melville

spouse:
Mary Sutton

child:
Wendy F. Melville

child:
Jennifer K. Melville