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Machinery company executive

Norris Kenneth Ekstrom, American machinery company executive. Recipient Distinguished Alumni citation Gustavus Adolphus College, 1978.


Ekstrom, Norris Kenneth was born on November 4, 1927 in Kiron, Iowa, United States. Son of John Edwin and Anna Catherine (Ogren) Ekstrom.


Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1949. Certified Public Accountants, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1958. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1959.


Accountant, internal auditor, plant controller Link-Belt Company, Chicago, 1949-1961. Assistant to vice president, controller Bucyrus-Erie Company, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1961, plant manager Erie, Pennsylvania, 1961-1962, controller South Milwaukee, 1962-1966, vice president, controller, 1966-1968, vice president finance, treasurer, controller, director, 1968-1975, vice president finance, treasurer, director, 1975-1978. Chairman, director, chief executive officer Bucyrus-Erie Company (now Becor-Western Corporation), since 1978.

Chairman board, president, director Bucyrus Disc, Inc. Chairman board, director Bucyrus-Erie Company of Canada, Ltd., Bucyrus (Africa) Proprietary, Ltd., Bucyrus (Australia) Proprietary, Ltd., Bucyrus International, Inc. President, director Bucyrus-Erie Foundation.

Director W.H. Brady Company, Milwaukee.


Member Greater Milwaukee Committee on Community Development. Member advisory council University Wisconsin School Business Administration, Milwaukee. Member of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Country, University of Milwaukee.

Knollwood Country (Lake Forest, Illinois). University (New York City). Bent Pine (Vero Beach, Florida).


Married Genevieve Lydia Schwartz, May 25, 1963.

John Edwin Ekstrom

Anna Catherine (Ogren) Ekstrom

Genevieve Lydia Schwartz