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Manufacturing company executive

Donald Walter Collier, American Manufacturing company executive.


Collier, Donald Walter was born on June 5, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of A. Walter and Helen (Cherry) Collier.


Bachelor in Applied Chemistry summa cum laude, Catholic University America, 1941. AM, Princeton, 1943; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton, 1944. Chemical Engineering, Princeton, 1944.


From director research to vice president, Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1951-1957;vice-president, director research, Thomas A. Edison Industries, West Orange, New Jersey, 1957-1959;president, Thomas A. Edison Research Laboratory division McGraw Edison Company, West Orange, 1959-1960;from vice president research to vice president technical, Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, 1960-1978;senior vice president corporation strategy, Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, 1978-1983;associate, Strategic Planning Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982-1986;consultant, Chicago, since 1983;chairman, Guardian Interlock, Cincinnati, 1986-1991;chairman, Innovisions Technology Group, Denver, since 1988;chairman, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc., Toronto, since 1991;also board directors, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc. Board directors Life Loc Inc. Technical advisory board unites states department Commerce, 1974-1981,vice-chairman, 1975-1978.

Trustee Rittenhouse Fund, 1958-1960, Industrial Research.Inst. Research Corporation, 1975-1980. Visiting committee division physical science University of Chicago, 1977-1985.

Board directors Chicago Area Research and Development Council.


  • Other Work

    • Numerous publications in field 15 United States patents, 19 foreign.


President Pines Lake Country Club and Community Association, Wayne, New York, 1959-1960. Chairman personnel policy committee Wayne Township Board Education, 1956-1960. Advisory council chemical engineering department Princeton, 1955-1961, advisory council plastics program, 1968-1978, chairman, 1973-1978.

Visiting committee John Crevar Library., Chicago, 1963-1983. Member United States-India Council, Washington and Bombay, since 1986. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president 1968), National Association of Manufacturers (research committee 1953-1974), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Association Research Directors (president 1958-1959), Research Directors Association Chicago (president 1964-1965), Industrial Research Institute (president 1966-1967, director), Science Research Society of America, Directors Industrial Research (secretary 1976-1977, chairman 1977-1978, chairman membership committee 1978-1983), Engineers Joint Council (director 1966-1967), Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Cliff Dwellers Club.


Married Janine Louise Robin, May 29, 1948 (divorced January 1968). Children: Paul Robin, Kathryn Robin.

A. Walter Collier

Helen (Cherry) Collier

Janine Louise Robin

Paul Robin Collier

Kathryn Robin Collier