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industrial products company executive

Lawrence Robert Tollenaere was industrial products company executive.

Background

Tollenaere, Lawrence Robert was born on November 19, 1922 in Berwyn, Illinois, United States. Son of Cyrille and Modesta (Van Damme) Tollenaere.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Iowa State University, 1944. Master of Science in Engineering, Iowa State University, 1949. Master of Business Administration, University Southern California, 1969.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Claremont Graduate School, 1977.

Career

Specification engineer, Alumninum Company American, Vernon, California, 1946-1947;assistant professor industrial engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, 1947-1950;sales representative, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), South Gate, California, 1950-1953;special representative, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), South America, 1952-1954;2nd vice president, manager Columbian division, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), Bogota, South America, 1955-1957;division vice president, manager, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), California, 1957-1963;vice president concrete pipe operations, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), Monterey Park, California, 1963-1965;president corporation headquarters, American Pipe and Construction Company (now AMERON), Monterey Park, California, 1965-1967;president, Chief Executive Officer, Ameron Inc., Monterrey Park, California, 1967-1989;Chief Executive Officer, president, Ameron Inc., Pasadena, 1989-1993;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Ameron Inc., Pasadena, 1989-1994;retired, Ameron Inc., Pasadena, 1994. Board directors The Parsons Corporation, Pasadena.

Membership

Trustee The Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. Emeritus member board fellows Claremont U. Center. Board governor's Iowa State University Foundation.

Member Newcomen Society North America, California Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1977-1992), California.Club (past president), Jonathan Club, San Gabriel Country Club, BohemianClub, San Francisco Club, Commanderie de Bordeaux Club, Los Angeles Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Club, Twilight Club, Lincoln Club, Beavers Club (past president, honorary director), Valley of Montecito Club, Alpha TauOmega.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, hunting, horseback riding, stamp collecting/philately.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Hansen, August 14, 1948. Children: Elizabeth, Homer, Stephanie, Caswell, Mary Jennifer.

father:
Cyrille Tollenaere

mother:
Modesta (Van Damme) Tollenaere

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Hansen

child:
Elizabeth Tollenaere

child:
Homer Tollenaere

child:
Stephanie Tollenaere

child:
Caswell Tollenaere

child:
Mary Jennifer Tollenaere