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Kenneth Gilbert Herrick Edit Profile

Manufacturing company executive

Kenneth Gilbert Herrick, American manufacturing executive. Recipient Honorary Alumni award Michigan State University, 1975; Distinguished Service award Albion College, 1975. Board directors Howe Military School, 1970-1981, from Herrick Foundation, 1970; member executive advisory board St. Jude Children's Hospital, from 1978. Served with United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945. Member Lenawee Country Club, Elks, Tecumseh Country Club, Masons.

Background

Herrick, Kenneth Gilbert was born on April 2, 1921 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Ray Wesley and Hazel Marie (Forney) Herrick.

Education

Student public and private schools, Howe, Indiana. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Siena Heights College, 1974. HHD (honorary), Adrian College, 1975.

HHD (honorary), Detroit Institute of Technology, 1980. Doctor of Laws, Judson College, 1975. Doctor Engineering (honorary), Albion College, 1981.

Career

With, Tecumseh Products Company, Michigan, 1940-1942, 45-;vice president, Tecumseh Products Company, 1961-1966;vice Chairman of the Board, Tecumseh Products Company, 1964-1970;president, Tecumseh Products Company, 1966-1970;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Tecumseh Products Company, 1970-1986;Chairman of the Board, Tecumseh Products Company, since 1986.

Membership

Board of directors Howe Military School, 1970-1981, from Herrick Foundation, 1970. Member executive advisory board St. Jude Children's Hospital, from 1978. Served with United States Army Air Corps,1942-1945.

Member Lenawee Country Club, Elks, Tecumseh Country Club, Masons.

Connections

Married Shirley J. Todd, March 2, 1942. Children: Todd Wesley, Toni Lynn.

father:
Ray Wesley Herrick

mother:
Hazel Marie (Forney) Herrick

spouse:
Shirley J. Todd

child:
Todd Wesley Herrick

child:
Toni Lynn Herrick