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Manufacturing executive

Lowell Kimsey Mann was American manufacturing executive. Recipient Distinguished Citizen award Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, 1983; named Clothing Manufacturing Industry Chief Executive Officer of Year Finance World, 1978.

Background

Mann, Lowell Kimsey was born on June 28, 1917 in LaGrange, Georgia, United States. Son of Otis A. and Georgia B. (Mundy) Mann.

Education

Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1962. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Campbell University, 1998. Doctor (honorary), LaGrange College, 2000.

Career

Foreman, Callaway Mills, LaGrange, 1935-1939;industrial engineer, Callaway Mills, LaGrange, 1939-1942;industrial engineer, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1946-1952;chief engineer, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1952-1961;vice president engineering, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1961-1962;vice president manufacturing, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1962-1968;executive vice president, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1968-1973;president, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1973-1982;chief Executive officer, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1974-1983;Chairman of the Board, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1982-1984;retired, Blue Bell, Inc., Greenboro, North Carolina, 1984. Director Shadowline Inc., Morganton, North Carolina, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Greensboro, Quality Mills, Mount Airy, North Carolina. Member Southern advisory board Arkwright-Boston Insurance Company, 1975-1984.

Membership

Board directors Learning Institute, North Carolina, 1969-1976. Trustee Southeastern Legal Foundation, 1977-1984. Deacon Baptist Church, 1984-1988, chairman, 1986-1987.

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Piedmont Associate Industries (board directors, president 1966-1968), American Apparel Manufacturers Association (board directors 1972-1978), National Master of Science Society, National Association of Manufacturers (board directors 1977-1984), Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary). Clubs: Sedgefield Country (board directors 1970-1973, 85-88, president 1986-1988) (Greensboro).

Connections

Married Helen Margaret Dukes, February 11, 1944. Children: Margaret Ellen, Lowell Kimsey.

father:
Otis A. Mann

mother:
Georgia B. (Mundy) Mann

spouse:
Helen Margaret Dukes

child:
Margaret Ellen Mann

child:
Lowell Kimsey Mann