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Manufacturing company executive

Edward Donley, American Manufacturing company executive.

Background

Donley, Edward was born on November 26, 1921 in Highland Park, Michigan, United States. Son of Hugh and Frances (Gavin) Donley.

Education

BME, Lawrence Technology University, 1943. Graduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1959.

Career

Vice president, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1950-1966;executive vice president, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1966;president, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1966-1978;chief Executive officer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1973-1986;Chairman of the Board, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986;chairman of the executive committee, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1986-1992;Chairman of the Board, American Standard, Inc., 1992-1993. Former Chairman of the Board of members Lawrence Technology U. Past chairman business higher education forum American Council Education.

Board directors, former chairman Center for Workforce Preparation and Quality Education. Board directors National Assessment Governing Board.

Membership

Chairman board Pennsylvania Community Learning and Information Network. Member Pennsylvania Board Education. Chairman StandardsWork (formerly Coalition for Goals 2000).

Board directors National Endowment for Democracy, Center for Workforce Preparation and Quality Education, Lehigh ValleyBus.-Education Partnership, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Emeritus trustee Carnegie Mellon University. Former trustee American College Testing.

Chair Education Policy and Leadership Center. Member Society Chemical Industry, Middle States Association (commissioner elementary schools).

Connections

Married Inez Cantrell, October 24, 1946. Children: Martha Donley Robb, Thomas, John.

father:
Hugh Donley

mother:
Frances (Gavin) Donley

spouse:
Inez Cantrell

child:
Martha Donley Robb Donley

child:
Thomas Donley

child:
John Donley