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Gerard Bertram Rivette

manufacturing executive

Gerard Bertram Rivette, American manufacturing executive. Trustee University Kansas City, 1983-1995, Midwest Research, Institute, 1983-1993; board directors Monterey Institute International Studies, since 1989.


Rivette, Gerard Bertram was born on May 18, 1932 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of George Francis and Helen (McCarthy) Rivette.


AB, Syracuse University, 1954. Postgraduate, University Buffalo, 1959. Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1965.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Monterey Institute Intrnational Studies, 1998.


Owner-manager Rivette Sales and Service, Syracuse, 1950-1954. Sales representative Sperry-Rand, Inc., Elmira, New York, 1954-1955. With Hewitt-Robins Inc., Buffalo, 1955-1962, manager conveyor equipment sales Passaic, New Jersey, 1962-1965.

President Hewitt-Robins (Canada) Ltd., Montreal, 1965-1969, also director. Canada regional manager Hewitt-Robins Inc., 1965-1969. President Conergics Corporation, Kansas City, Kansas, 1970-1986, Mid-West Conveyer Company, 1970-1986, Alpine Metals Company, Salt Lake City, Con Cal Corporation, Orange, California.

Chairman board Versa Corporation, Mount Sterling, Ohio, 1972-1986, Baker Erection Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-1986, Arrowhead Conveyer Corporation, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1979-1986, Conveyer Sales and Manufacturing, Seattle, 1983-1986. Chairman board, president Conveyer Corporation American, Fort Worth, 1978-1986, Mayfran International Inc., Cleveland, 1984-1986, Mayfran Limburg B.V., The Netherlands, 1984-1986, Guardian Resources Ltd., Palo Alto, California, from 1982. Chairman board Jeffrey Chain Company, Morristown, Tennessee, 1985-1996, Whitney Chain Corporation, Morristown, 1985-1996.

Chairman board, president Guardian Resources Ltd., Redwood City, 1966-1991, Jeffrey Chain Canada Inc., Toronto, 1987-1996. Chairman board Intelligent Software International Inc., Redwood City, 1985-1996, Tsubakimoto Mayfran, Osaka, Japan, 1984-1986, Greaves Midwest Engineering Ltd., Bangalore, India, 1977-1986. Board directors Jeffrey Chain Canada, Toronto.


Trustee University Kansas City, 1983-1995, Midwest Research, Institute, 1983-1993. Board directors Monterey Institute International Studies, since 1989.


Married Patricia Anne Yates, June 20, 1953. Children: Kevin Gerard, Brian Yates.