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James Virgil Waggoner

chemicals company executive

James Virgil Waggoner, American chemicals company executive.

Background

Waggoner, James Virgil was born on October 29, 1927 in Judsonia, Arkansas, United States. Son of Loren Dye and Vera (Meacham) Waggoner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, Ouachita Baptist University, 1948. Doctor of Science (honorary), Ouachita Baptist University, 1990. Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and Mathematics, University Texas, 1950.

Career

Successively research chemist, sales assistant, assistant sales manager, sales manager Monsanto, Texas City, Texas, 1950-1957, director sales Springfield, Massachusetts, 1957-1959, product administrator St. Louis, 1959-1961, director sales, 1961-1963, director marketing, 1963-1967, business director, 1967-1968, general manager petrochemicals division, 1972-1976, general manager cycle-safe division, 1976, corporation vice president, managing director Plastics & Resins Company, 1977, group vice president, 1978-1980. President petrochemical and plastics unit El Paso Company, Odessa, Texas, 1980-1983. Consultant to petrochemical industry Houston, 1984-1985.

President, Chief Executive Officer Sterling Chemicals, Inc., 1986-1996. President, owner, Chief Executive Officer JVW Investment Ltd., since 1996. Member advisory board 1st Commercial Bank (National Association), Little Rock.

Board directors Kirby Corporation, Houston, Mail-Well Holdings, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.

Membership

Chairman advisory council College Natural Sciences, University Texas, Austin. Member development council Ouachita Baptist University. Board directors Texas Research League.

Board directors, chairman Good Samaritan Foundation, 1993-1994. Supporter, patron Star of Hope Mission. Corporation leader, contributor United Way, Texas City, LaMarque Area, Houston.

Member chairman's advisory board Republican National Convention. Member National Petroleum Refiners Association (vice president, board directors, executive committee), Texas Association Taxpayers (board directors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, art collecting.

Connections

Married Mechanical Engineering June Howell. Children: Liz Waggoner Quisenberry, Jay.