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food company executive

Lyle Creston Woods, American food company executive.


Woods, Lyle Creston was born on May 27, 1922 in Springrove, Illinois, United States. Son of Lauren Dow Woods and Celia Emma (Gould) Helm.


Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry with honors, University Illinois, 1944. Master of Science in Organic Chemistry with honors, Bradley University, 1950. Graduate executive program, Indiana University, 1970.


Research chemist Northern Regional Research Laboratory United States Department of Agriculture, 1946-1952. Sales supervisor, eastern manager A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, 1952-1962. Western manager sales and development American Viscose division Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, 1962-1964.

General manager refinery division Cudahy Company, 1964-1965, technical sales representative midwest region, 1965-1966, sales manager midwest region, 1966-1969, manager midwest region, 1969-1971, director marketing, 1971-1974. Director national account sales Glidden-Durkee Company, 1974. Manager food ingredient sales ITT Paniplus, Olather, Kansas, 1974-1975, vice president, director national accounts Olathe, 1975-1979, senior vice president Olather, 1979-1985.

Director national accountants Archer, Daniels, Midland Company, Olathe, 1986-1987, senior vice president, director national accountants, since 1987.


Served with United States Navy, 1946-1944. Member American Society Bakery Engineers (advisory committee, program chairman, Second vice president executive committee), National Confectioners Association (chairman advisory board, chairman kettle committee), American Institute Baking (co-chairman membership committee, education advisory committee, board trustees), American Association Cereal Chemists (membership committee), Chicago Bakery Production Club (executive secretary), Baker's Ambassador Association.


Married Patricia Ann Gehle, August 20, 1949. Children: Gayle, Creston, Tricia, Victor.

Lauren Dow Woods Helm

Celia Emma (Gould) Helm

Patricia Ann Gehle

Gayle Woods

Creston Woods

Tricia Woods

Victor Woods