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Drew Maxwell Thorpe

manufacturer executive.

Drew Maxwell Thorpe, American manufacturer executive. Member American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.

Background

Thorpe, Drew Maxwell was born on January 23, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry C. and Carrie (Maxwell) Thorpe.

Education

Student Drexel Institute Technology, 1917-1918, Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1954.

Career

District sales manager E. J. Lavino Company, Pittsburgh, 1920-1924. With General Refractories Company, Philadelphia, since 1924, beginning as district sales manager, Buffalo, successively general sales manager, Philadelphia, vice president charge sales, 1924-1955, executive vice president, 1955-1962, president, chief Executive officer, since 1962, director, since 1952. President, director General Refractories Company Canada, Ltd.

Director N.W. Magnesite Company, Austro-American Magnesite Company (Radenthein, Austria).

Membership

Member American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Clubs: University (president 1957, 1958), Racquet (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Maude E. Howard, April.

father:
Henry C. Thorpe

mother:
Carrie (Maxwell) Thorpe

spouse:
Maude E. Howard