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chemical company executive

Harold Ovid Toupin was American chemical company executive.


Toupin, Harold Ovid was born on January 21, 1927 in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States. Son of Ovid Pascal and Ellen (Holt) Toupin.


Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, 1954;Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1955;postgrad, University of Minnesota, 1968;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), International Academy Color, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1982;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Montana, 1990.


Manager Firestone Tire Company, East Los Angeles, California, 1948-1951. Director vocational education Hopkins (Minnesota) Public Schools, 1955-1975. With research and development Power-o-Peat Company, Gilbert, Minnesota, 1956-1967.

Chief executive officer, consultant Color Specialties Inc., Minneapolis, 1976-1998. Retired, 1999

President, founder travel, meeting planners service company, 1990. Founder international office for color specialties, 1994.

Board directors Vu-tek Inc., St. Paul, Airport Auto Sales, St. Paul Color Specialties of Nevada, Las Vegas, Instant Air Inc., Minneapolis, Freedom Finance. Consultant Runs Hot Consultant Service, 1966-1975. Partner Vermes Jewelry, Minneapolis, 1956-1980.

Manager Pati Pages Womens Roma Royal Fine Perfumes, 1960-1962.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Hopkins Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1958-1960. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1947. Member American Association Manufacturers, International Association Color, National Retired Teachers Association, American Association Self Employeed, Metropolitan Area District Education Instructors Association (president), Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (Super Bowl committee 1992), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lions (secretary Hopkins club 1956-1976, board directors), Sun City West Pioneer Club (chair 2008-2009), American Newsletter Editor and Historian (board directors 2008-2009).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, golfing, writing.


Married Edna F. Sallila, February 8, 1948 (divorced February 1973). Married Colleen Beverly Lange, April 18, 1981. Children: James, Ronald.

Ovid Pascal Toupin

Ellen (Holt) Toupin

Edna F. Sallila

Colleen Beverly Lange

James Toupin

Ronald Toupin