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packaging company executive

Harry Edward Peterson, American packaging company executive.

Background

Peterson, Harry Edward was born on August 13, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Palmer and Florence (Skedd) Peterson.

Education

Student, Illinois Institute Technology, 1939. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, DePaul University, 1943.

Career

Chemist, research department Continental Canada Company, Chicago, 1937—1947, section, chief industrial products, 1941—1947. Founder Continental Filling Corporation, 1947, vice president, general manager, 1947—1953, director, 1947—1955, president, 1953—1955. Board chairman Peterson-Puritan Inc.

(formerly Peterson Filling & Packaging Company), Danville, Illinois, 1955—1980. President, director Hepco Inc., from 1981. Board director First Midwest Bank (formerly Bank of Danville), Transnational Market Development, Danville Area Risk Capital Inc.

Membership

Member Science Manpower Conservation Committee, 1950—1959. Member, conservation committee War Production Board, World World War World War II. Advisory board member St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danvill, from 1954, president, 1955.

Board directors United Hospital Fund, Inc. Danville, Cris Senior Citizen. Member Danville Economic Development, from 1982.

Treasurer Service Corps of Retired Executives Danville chtp. Member of Danville Chamber of Commerce (board director), Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Chemical Speciality Manufacturing Association (chairman aerosol division 1948-1951, governor 1952-1953, president 1957, governor 1958-1961), Society Cosmetic Chemists, American Chemical Society, Danville Country Club.

Connections

Married Elaine Meyer Peterson, May 26, 1944. Children: Pamela Elaine Jewell, Liane Marie, Kevin Edward, Daryl Megan Britton, Neil Evan.

father:
Palmer Peterson

mother:
Florence (Skedd) Peterson

spouse:
Elaine Meyer Peterson

child:
Pamela Elaine Jewell Peterson

child:
Liane Marie Peterson

child:
Kevin Edward Peterson

child:
Daryl Megan Britton Peterson

child:
Neil Evan Peterson