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Manufacturing executive

Frank Edgar Hedrick, American manufacturing executive. Named General Aviation Man Year, 1976; recipient Golden Plate award, American Academy Achievement, 1976, Distinguished Donor award, Kansas Indiana College Fund, 1982. Member of Conquistadores del Cielo., Cherry Hills Country (Denver), Garden of Gods (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Burning Tree (Washington), Wichita Country, Crestview.

Background

Hedrick, Frank Edgar was born on June 20, 1910 in Paola, Kansas, United States. Son of Melvin Earl and Hulda Catherine (Mellor) Hedrick.

Education

Doctor of Business Administration with honours, Southwestern College, 1975.

Career

Sales manager E.S. Cowie Electric Company, Wichita, Kansas, 1935—1940, Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, 1940—1960. Assistant to general manager, 1940—1945. Vice president, coordinator, 1945—1960.

Executive vice president, 1960—1968. President, 1968—1981. Vice chairman board; chairman executive committee, 1981—1982.

Director, chairman finance committee and business consultant, 1982—1983. Director Beech Aircraft and chairman finance committee, since 1983. Director, member finance committee Raytheon Company.

President Hedrick Investments, Inc., since 1982. Member Governor's Task Force Effective Management, 1976. President Beech Aircraft Foundation.

Membership

Member of Conquistadores del Cielo., Cherry Hills Country (Denver), Garden of Gods (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Burning Tree (Washington), Wichita Country, Crestview.

Connections

Married Harriet Elizabeth Miller, September 17, 1949.

father:
Melvin Earl Hedrick

mother:
Hulda Catherine (Mellor) Hedrick

spouse:
Harriet Elizabeth Miller