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appliance company executive

John H. Platts, American appliance company executive. Member American Society of Heating, Conference Board (trustee), Citizens Research Council Michigan Clubs: Chicago (Chicago), Union League (Chicago), Metropolitan (Chicago); Point O'Woods (Benton Harbor).

Background

Platts, John H. was born on November 19, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Ralph E. and Mary E. (Snyder) Platts.

Education

Student, University Toledo, 1939.

Career

With Whirlpool Corporation, St. Joseph, Michigan, from 1941, successively assemblyman, tool engineer, buyer, director purchases, general sales manager Sears Products, general manager refrigeration plant, vice president refrigeration product group Evansville, Indiana, 1941-1962, corporate president Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1962-1977, chairman, chief executive officer, 1971-1982, now director, chairman finance committee. Director Shell Oil Corporation, Houston. Member advisory council College Engineering University Notre Dame.

Membership

Member American Society of Heating, Conference Board (trustee), Citizens Research Council Michigan Clubs: Chicago (Chicago), Union League (Chicago), Metropolitan (Chicago). Point O'Woods (Benton Harbor).

Connections

Married Dorothea M. Sleeper, November 24, 1940. Children: Pamela, Polly, Melissa.

father:
Ralph E. Platts

mother:
Mary E. (Snyder) Platts

spouse:
Dorothea M. Sleeper

child:
Pamela Platts

child:
Polly Platts

child:
Melissa Platts