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food products and cosmetics executive

Edward Joseph Walsh, American food products and cosmetics executive. Recipient Loftus Lifetime Achievement award, Iona College, 2004.


Walsh, Edward Joseph was born on March 18, 1932 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Edward Aloysius and Charlotte Cecilia (Borup) Walsh.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Iona College, 1953. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1958.


Sales representative, M & R Dietetic laboratories, Columbus, Ohio., 1955-1960;with, Armour & Company, 1961-1971;with, Greyhound Corporation, 1971-1987;vice president toiletries division, Armour Dial Company, Phoenix, 1973-1974;executive vice president, Armour Dial Company, 1975-1977;president, Armour International Company, Phoenix, 1978-1984;president, The Dial Corporation (formerly Armour-Dial Company), Phoenix, 1984-1987;chief Executive officer, The Dial Corporation (formerly Armour-Dial Company), Phoenix, 1984-1987;president, chief Executive officer, Purex corporation, 1985;chairman, chief Executive officer, The Sparta Group Ltd., Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1988. Board directors Guest Supply Incorporated, New York Brunswick, New Jersey, WD-40 Company, San Diego, Nortrust Arizona Holding Corporation, Phoenix, Northern Trust Bank of Arizona, N.A., Executive Superior vena cava syndrome Corps. of Arizona, Inc.


Trustee Scottsdale Memorial Health Foundation, 1995-1998. President Mount Vernon Fire Department Members Association, 1960-1961. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955, Germany.

Member American Management Association, National Meat Canner Association (president 1971-1972), Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association (board directors 1985-1987), National Food Processors Association (board directors).


Married Patricia Ann Farrell, September 16, 1961. Children: Edward Joseph, Megan Simpson, John, Robert.

Edward Aloysius Walsh

Charlotte Cecilia (Borup) Walsh

Patricia Ann Farrell

Edward Joseph Walsh

Megan Simpson Walsh

John Walsh

Robert Walsh