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industrial developer , business executive

Everett Arnold Sisson, industrial developer, business executive.


Sisson, Everett Arnold was born on October 24, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Emmett B. and Norma (Merbitz) Sisson.


AB, Valparaiso University, 1942.


Sales manager, Ferrotherm Corporation, Cleveland, 1946-1951;Sales manager, Osborn Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, 1951-1956;director sales, Patterson Foundry & Machine Company, East Liverpool, Ohio., 1956-1958;manager sonic energy products, Bendix Corporation, Davenport, Iowa., 1958-1960;president, chief Executive officer, director, Lamb Industries, Inc., Toledo, 1960-1965;president, chief Executive officer, director, Lehigh Valley Industries, Inc., New York City, 1965-1966;president, chief Executive officer, director, American Growth Industries, Inc., Chicago, since 1966;president, chief Executive officer, director, Workman Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1966-1969;president, chief Executive officer, director, American Growth Development Corporation (name changed to American Growth Group, Inc.), Chicago, 1966-1992;Chief Executive Officer, The Springs Inc., Spring Green, Wisconsin, since 1992. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer G.F.I. Inc., 1976-1987. President Peru Properties, Inc., Oak Brook, 1976-1987.

Chairman AMBRIANCE] Inc., Burr Ridge, Illinois, since 1988. Board directors Century Life of America, Waverly, Iowa, Telco Capital Corporation, Hickory Furniture Company, North Carolina, Acton Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina, Century Life Insurance Company, Waverly, Iowa, Coronet Insurance Company, Chicago.


President council, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 1952-1957. Adviser to board trustees Valparaiso (Indiana) University, 1960-1969. Board regents California Lutheran College, since 1968, fellow, 1969.

Captain United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member American Management Association, Cleveland Engineering Society, President's Association, Great Lakes Yachting Club, Ocean Reef Club, DuPage Club, Desert Highlands Country Club, Scotsdale, Arizona, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


Married Betty L. DeGrado, April 7, 1984. Children: Nancy Lee Sisson Rassbach, Elizabeth Anne Sisson Levy.

Emmett B. Sisson

Norma (Merbitz) Sisson

Betty L. DeGrado

Nancy Lee Sisson Rassbach Sisson

Elizabeth Anne Sisson Levy Sisson