Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1942.
With, Container Corporation American, 1946-1979; member management committee, Container Corporation American, 1960-1979; executive vice president, Container Corporation American, 1965-1968; president, Container Corporation American, 1968-1979; chief Executive officer, Container Corporation American, 1970-1979; chairman, Container Corporation American, 1974-1979; also board directors, Container Corporation American. Board directors Baxter International, Bell & Howell Company, National-Standard Company, Graphic Packaging Company, SFN Companies, Mobil Corporation.
Chairman general manufacturing section Chicago Crusade of Mercy, 1963. Trustee Loomis-Chaffee School, 1972-1973, Chicago Zoological Society. Trustee, chairman operating board Paperboad Packaging Council, 1967.
Board directors National Center for Resource Recovery Inc. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Folding Paper Box Association American (president 1966-1968, director, Executive Committee), American Paper Institute (director, Executive Committee, chairman 1975-1976), Harvard Alumni Association (president 1980-1981, commission on university resources, board overseers 1986-1992, chairman Harvard College Fund 1984-1987), Harvard Club (New York City, Boston, Chicago, Harvard medal 1994), Chicago Club, Mid-Day Club, Commercial Club (Chicago), Chicago Commonwealth Club, Hole in the Wall Club (Naples, Florida), Royal Poinciana Club (Naples), Old Elm Club (Fort Sheridan, Illinois).
Son of Henry Johan and Harriet (Krug) V. d. E.; m. Janet Susan Land, September 6, 1941. Children: Janet Susan Van der Eb Greene, Henry Gerard, Peter Johan.