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Metal products company executive

Edmond Bate Buster, American metal products company executive. Recipient Outstanding Humanitarian award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1980, Golden Orange award World Affairs Council of Orange County, 1998.


Buster, Edmond Bate was born on October 20, 1918 in Whitt, Texas, United States. Son of Edmond Bate and Emma Lee (Johnston) Buster.


Associate of Arts, Menlo Junior College, 1937. Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1940.


With, Texas Company, Santa Paula, California, 1937-1940;With, Tidewater Associate Oil Corporation, Ventura, 1940-1942;supervisor manufacturing and engineering, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, 1942-1945;president, Pacific Rivet and Machine Company, Alhambra, 1945-1952;president, Pacific Fasteners, Inc., Alhambra, 1951-1954;vice president, Milford Rivet and Machine Company, Alhambra, 1952-1954;sales manager, S & C Electric Company, Chicago, 1954-1956;from vice president to executive vice president, West Coast operations Townsend Company, Santa Ana, 1956-1982;president, Cherry Textron, 1982-1985;chairman, Cherry Textron, 1985-1986. President Camalisa, Panama, since 1965. Director Morehouse Engineering Corporation, 1968-1974, Orange County regional board United States National Bank, 1969-1973, First Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1974-1982.

Member regional board California Federal Bank, 1982-1992;consultant, board directors Airdrome Parts Company, Long Beach, California, since 1987.


Member advisory board California State University, Fullerton, 1961-1981, chairman, 1971-1981. Chairman Disneyland awards committee, 1971-1972. Trustee St. Joseph Foundation, 1970-1976, 78-82, chairman, 1982.

Trustee Chapman University, Orange, since 1972, executive vice chairman, since 1976. Trustee California College Medicine of University California at Irvine, 1973-1985, vice chairman, 1976-1979, chairman, 1979-1991. Chairman Community Airport Council, 1974-1986.

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National aeronautics Association, Merchants and Manufacturers Association (vice president, board directors, chairman 1985, chairman executive committee 1986), Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, National Pilots Association, American Management Association, Theta Tau. Clubs: Santa Ana Country, Balboa Bay, Pacific.


Married Beatrice Keller, October 24, 1939. Children: John Edmond, Robert William, Susan Lynn, Steven K., James L., Brian R.

Edmond Bate Buster

Emma Lee (Johnston) Buster

Beatrice Keller

John Edmond Buster

Robert William Buster

Susan Lynn Buster

Steven K. Buster

James L. Buster

Brian R. Buster