AB cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953.
Lamp salesman, General Electric Company. New York City, 1954-1957;
management consultant, General Electric Company. New York City, 1957-1960;
manager product planning television receiver department, General Electric Company, Syracuse, New York, 1960-1963;
manager marketing, general manager radio receiver department, General Electric Company, Utica, New York, 1963-1970;
executive vice president, director, Lenox Inc., Trenton, New Jersey, 1970-1971;
vice president, general manager housewares division, General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1971-1974;
vice president, general manager housewares and audio division, General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1974-1976;
president, chief Executive officer, director, Lenox Inc., Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1976-1981;
chairman, chief Executive officer, Lenox Inc., Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1981-1985;
president, chief operating officer, Avon Products, Inc., New York City, 1985-1988;
private investor, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1988.
Board directors Seasons, Inc., The Robbins Company, Health South Corporation, Imagyn Technologies Inc., Papel Giftware, Inc. Chairman, Board Of Directors WNS, Inc., since 1993. Senior advisor Mancuso & Company, since 1992.
Trustee University Medical Center at Princeton, vice chairman 1995, chairman, 2002. Chairman Princeton Health Care Systems, 2003-2007. Member Bedens Brook Club, Harvard Club New York City, Nassau Club.
Married Mary Katherine Leahy, October 9, 1954. Children– Mary Katherine, Patricia Ann, Carol Lynn, John Stephen Junior, Liane Helen, Mark Joseph.