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Plastics company executive

Kenneth Arthur Bro, Chinese Plastic manufacturing company executive ( ind: manufacturing)plastic manufacturing company executive. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart. Served to private 1st class United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations.; Member American Vaccum Society, American Association Physics Teachers.

Background

Bro, Kenneth Arthur was born on August 28, 1921 in Tsingdao, Shandung, China, (parents American citizens). Son of Albin Carl and Margueritte(Harmon) Brother.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1949, D. Public Svc. (honorary) Northland College, 1994. Purchasing agent Welch Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1950-1956.

Vice president Welch Science Company, Chicago, 1957-1964. Vice president, co-owner Webb Plastic Company, Northbrook, Illinois, 1965-1987, retired 1987. President board directors Chicago Commons Association, 1962, 70-74.

District Chairman, Board Of Directors Junior Achievement, Chicago, 1970, 72-74. President Foundation for Science Relaxation, 1965-1994.

Career

Purchasing agent Welch Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1950-1956. Vice president Welch Science Company, 1957-1964. Vice president, co-owner Webb Plastic Company, Northbrook, 1965-1987.

Retired, 1987; With United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Membership

Director Presbyterian Home, Evanston, Illinois, 1976—1999, life director, 2000. Trustee Northland College, 1957—1994, chairman board trustees, 1971—1975. President board directors Chicago Commons Association, 1962, 1970—1974.

District chairman board directors Junior Achievement, 1970, 1972—1974. President Foundation Science Relaxation, 1965—1994. Member of American Vacuum Society, Executive Club (Chicago), Economic Club, Chicago Yacht Club, University Club, Indian Hill Club (Winnetka, Illinois), Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, flying, travel.

Connections

Married Patricia Welch, May 6, 1944. Children: William, Peter, Kenneth M., Patricia, Elizabeth, A. Charles.

father:
Albin Carl Bro

mother:
Margueritte (Harmon) Bro

spouse:
Patricia Welch

child:
William Bro

child:
Peter Bro

child:
Kenneth M. Bro

child:
Patricia Bro

child:
Elizabeth Bro

child:
A. Charles Bro