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food company executive

James Peter Wygant, Canadian food company executive. Board governors St. Joseph's University Academy Food Marketing Served with Royal Canada Navy, 1944-1945. Member American Bakery Association (board governors since 1975).

Background

Wygant, James Peter was born on October 31, 1926 in Montreal West, Quebec, Canada. Son of Samuel Edwin and Louise (Biersach) Wygant.

Education

Student, McGill University, 1945-1946;student, University Syracuse, 1960-1961.

Career

Various positions, Campbell Sales Company and Campbell Soup Company, 1948-1961;general sales manager, Campbell Soup Company, Toronto, 1961-1966;vice president in charge grocery division, Standard Brands Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, 1966-1969;vice-president, director, Standard Brands Ltd., 1969-1972;president, chief Executive officer, General Bakeries Ltd., Don Mills, Ontario, 1972-1981;president, Stroehmann Brothers Company, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, since 1981;also chairman, Stroehmann Brothers Companydirector, Quality Bakers of America.

Membership

Board governors St. Joseph's University Academy Food Marketing Served with Royal Canada Navy, 1944-1945. Member American Bakery Association (board governors since 1975).

Connections

Married Ruth Evelyn Mitchell, June 11, 1948. Children: Margaret, Patricia, Sally.

father:
Samuel Edwin Wygant

mother:
Louise (Biersach) Wygant

spouse:
Ruth Evelyn Mitchell

child:
Margaret Wygant

child:
Patricia Wygant

child:
Sally Wygant