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polyethlene manufacturing company executive

Louis Kestenbaum, polyethlene manufacturing company executive. Achievements include prisoner in concentration camp, World World War II; invention of serv-view screen. Member of California Film Extruders & Converters Association (director treasurer 1979, president 1980).

Background

Kestenbaum, Louis was born on August 21, 1922 in Muncachevo, Czechoslovakia. Arrived in United States, 1947, naturalized, 1952. Son of Manuel and Hermina (Speigel) Kestenbaum.

Education

Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1952. Student business administration U. Brno (Czechoslovakia).

Career

Comptroller, Buhl Jewelry, Pittsburgh, 1950-1955. General manager Linland Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1955-1958. President Kest Construction Company, Pittsburgh, 1958-1962, Eden Gardens Development Corporation, Los Angeles, 1962-1968, Elkay Plastics Co.Inc., Los Angeles, since 1968.

Treasurer, Shelters for Israel, 1964-1968, finance secretary, 1968-1974, associate president, 1974-1981, president, 1981. Board directors Sha'arei Tefila Israel Temple, Los Angeles, since 1972. Prisoner in concentration camp, World World War World War II.

Achievements

  • Achievements include prisoner in concentration camp, World World War II. Invention of serv-view screen.

Membership

Member of California Film Extruders & Converters Association (director treasurer 1979, president 1980).

Connections

Married Gertrude Kallus Kestenbaum, August 1, 1945. Children: Serena Carol, Lynda Gay.

father:
Manuel Kestenbaum

mother:
Hermina (Speigel) Kestenbaum

spouse:
Gertrude Kallus Kestenbaum

child:
Serena Carol Kestenbaum

child:
Lynda Gay Kestenbaum