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Aircraft manufacturing company executive

Joseph Michael Mergen, American aircraft manufacturing company executive. Patents, publications in field. Recipient Manley medal Society Automotive Engineers, 1951.

Background

Mergen, Joseph Michael was born on December 25, 1916 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Michael Frank and Esther (Livesey) Mergen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University Wisconsin, 1940.

Career

With, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1940-1965; president VTOL division, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1960-1965; vice president, general manager, (Avco Lycoming Division), Charleston, South Carolina., 1965-1969; president, chief Executive officer, Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, 1969-1974; also director. Vice president, Bangor Punta Operations Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1974-1977; also director. Vice president, Starcraft Company, Goshen, Indiana, 1977-1980; retired, 1980.

Achievements

  • Patents, publications in field.

Membership

Member Community Relations Commission, Charleston, 1967-1969. Board directors Charleston Development Board, 1967-1969, executive committee, 1967-1969. Past board directors St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

Past trustee Charleston College. Member American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics, Beta Theta Pi. Clubs: Knights of Columbus (4 degree).

Connections

Married Margaret E. McLeod, May 28, 1941. Children: Richard J., William J., Barbara J.

father:
Michael Frank Mergen

mother:
Esther (Livesey) Mergen

spouse:
Margaret E. McLeod

child:
Richard J. Mergen

child:
Barbara J. Mergen

child:
William J. Mergen