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Manufacturing and retail executive

Meshulam Riklis, Turkish, American manufacturing and retail executive. Served British 8th Army, 1942-1946. Member Pi Mu Epsilon.

Background

Riklis, Meshulam was born on December 2, 1923 in Turkey. Came to United States, 1947, naturalized, 1955. Son of Pinhas and Betty (Guberer) Riklis.

Education

Student, University Mexico, 1947. Bachelor, Ohio State University, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Ohio State University, 1968.

Career

Co-director youth activities and military training Hertzlia High School, Tel-Aviv, 1942. Teacher Hebrew Talmud Torah School, Minneapolis, 1951. Research department Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, 1951-1953, sales representative, 1953-1956.

Vice chairman McCrory Corporation, New York City, 1960-1969, vice chairman executive committee, from 1970, chairman, 1975-1985, director, former president. With Rapid-American Corporation, since 1956, chairman, since 1956, president, chief executive officer, 1957-1973, chairman, chief executive officer, 1973-1976, chairman, president, chief executive officer, since 1976. E-II Holdins, 1988-1990.

Membership

Served British 8th Army, 1942-1946. Member Pi Mu Epsilon.

Connections

Children: Simona Riklis Ackerman, Marcia Riklis Hirschfeld, Ira Doron, Kady Zadora Riklis, Kristofer Riklis.

father:
Pinhas Riklis

mother:
Betty (Guberer) Riklis

child:
Simona Riklis Ackerman Riklis

child:
Marcia Riklis Hirschfeld Riklis

child:
Ira Doron Riklis

child:
Kady Zadora Riklis

child:
Kristofer Riklis