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Kenneth Gilbert Herrick

manufacturing 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 and from 45, vice president, 1961-1966, vice chairman board, 1964-1970, president, 1966-1970, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1970-1986, chairman board, from 1986.

Membership

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.

Connections

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