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Joseph Arthur Saunders

office products manufacturing company executive

Joseph Arthur Saunders, American office products manufacturing company executive. Achievements include patentee in field. Recipient ADL Torch of Liberty award, 1998.


Saunders, Joseph Arthur was born on July 9, 1926 in Creston, Montana, United States. Son of Albert Henry and Edith Margaret (Rhodes) Saunders.


Educated public schools, Youngstown, Ohio and Winthrop, Maine.


With Saunders Manufacturing Company Inc., doing business as Saunders, Winthrop, since 1947, executive vice president, 1967-1977, president, 1977-1988, Chief Executive Officer, 1967-1996, chairman board, since 1988. Chairman Saunders International B.V., Netherlands, Graphic Utilities, since 1999, RhinoSkin, Inc., since 2000. Co-founder, secretary, board directors Dirigo Bank and Trust Company, Augusta, Maine, 1969-1986.

Co-founder, director Cushnoc Bank and Trust Company, Augusta, Maine, 1988-1994.


  • Achievements include patentee in field.


Chairman journal ADL Torch of Liberty Award, 1997. With United States Army, 1945-1947. Member Maine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (board directors 1976-1981, chairman manufacturing council 1978-1982), Maine Metal Products Association (board directors 1983-1984), Society Manufacturing Engineers (certified new product engineer), International Business Forms Industries (chairman associates 1976-1977, co-chairman exhibits committee 1978-1982), Order of the Black Leaf, Document Management Industries Association, Business Products Industry Association, Office Products Manufacturers Association (board governors 1988-1994, vice president 1990), American Legion, Masons, Shriners, others.


Married Lois Evelyn White, June 19, 1948 (deceased October 1986). Children: Albert Henry II, Margaret Jean. Married Eva Homor, July 18, 1987.

Stepchildren: Rodney, Charmaine.