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automotive manufacturing consultant

Joseph Elkan Adams, American automotive manufacturing consultant. Member Society Automotive Engineers, Museum Arts Association Cleveland (trustee since 1989, executive committee, treasurer 1982), Pi Tau Sigma (vice president), Pi Delta Epsilon, Beta Sigma Rho.

Background

Adams, Joseph Elkan was born on February 26, 1913 in Cleveland. Son of Samuel A. and Dorothy (Berkson) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1934.

Career

Assistant to president, Garland Company, Cleveland, 1934-1938;general manager, International Molded Plastics, 1938-1941;director material control, White Motor Corporation (formerly White Motor Company), Cleveland, 1945-1950;director purchasing and planning, White Motor Corporation (formerly White Motor Company), 1950-1955;general manager manufacturing, White Motor Corporation (formerly White Motor Company), 1955;vice president, White Motor Corporation (formerly White Motor Company), 1956-1959;executive vice president, White Motor Corporation (formerly White Motor Company), 1959-1972;now consultant and investorvice Chairman of the Board, General Computer Corporation, Twinsburg, Ohio., since 1977. Special assistant for production to vice president operations War Production Board, Washington, 1941-1944.

Membership

Member Society Automotive Engineers, Museum Arts Association Cleveland (trustee since 1989, executive committee, treasurer 1982), Pi Tau Sigma (vice president), Pi Delta Epsilon, Beta Sigma Rho. Clubs: Mid-Day, Cleveland City, Oakwood.

Connections

Married Eleanore Ture, August 30, 1940. Children: Stephen Eric, Gail M. Married Edna Mumaw, November 29, 1986.

father:
Samuel A. Adams

mother:
Dorothy (Berkson) Adams

spouse:
Eleanore Ture

spouse:
Edna Mumaw

child:
Stephen Eric Adams

child:
Gail M. Adams