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John M. Pitblado

manufacturing company executive

John M. Pitblado, American manufacturing company executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.


Pitblado, John M. was born on January 25, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of James M. and Jennie S. (Bark) Pitblado.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Minnesota, 1940. Chemical engineer United States Steel South Works, Chicago, 1940-1941. Chemical engineer Mobil Oil Corporation, Milwaukee, 1941-1943.

With 3M Company, 1946-1981, general sales and marketing manager coated abrasives and related products div., 1966-1968, general manager building service and cleaning products div., 1968-1970, div. vice president, 1970-1975, group vice president, 1975-1979, president United States operations, 1979-1981. Director Jostens, Inc.


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.


Children– James M., Judy Pitblado Skoglund.

James M. Pitblado

Jennie S. (Bark) Pitblado

James M. Pitblado

Judy Pitblado Skoglund Pitblado