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tractor company executive

Merle William Dargel was American tractor company executive. Decorated Commander British Empire.

Background

Dargel, Merle William was born on June 12, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Raymond D. and Mable E. (Arons) Dargel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute Tech, 1943. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963.

Career

Eastern division service manager Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, 1952-1954, assistant general service manager, 1954-1960, general service manager, 1960-1964. Managing director Caterpillar of Australia, Melbourne, 1964-1966, Caterpillar Tractor Company Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, 1966-1976. Vice president Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, 1976-1985.

Director Caterpillar Far East Ltd., Hong Kong, Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd., Tokyo, Caterpillar Australia Ltd., Caterpillar China Ltd., Tractor Engineers Ltd., Bombay, others.

Membership

Member executive committee United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Council, Washington, 1982-1985. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1944-1946. Fellow British Institute Management Clubs: Naples (Florida) Bath & Tennis, Windstar Golf.

Country of Peoria; St. George's Hill Lawn and Tennis (Wybridge Surrey, England).

Connections

Married Adeline M. Peterson, December 11, 1943. Children: Dennis K. (deceased), Kenneth B., Janet K.

father:
Raymond D. Dargel

mother:
Mable E. (Arons) Dargel

spouse:
Adeline M. Peterson

child:
Dennis K. Dargel (deceased)

child:
Kenneth B. Dargel

child:
Janet K. Dargel