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chemical company executive

Otto Sturzenegger, Swiss chemical company executive. Recipient Westchester Man of Year award Gannett Newspapers, 1982. Board directors United Way Tri-State, New York City, 1974-1975; board governors Kennedy Center, Washington, 1981; member advisory council New York Medical College-Hospital Foundation, Valhalla, 1983-1986. Member Chemical Manufacturers Association (governor), American Swiss Association(board directors), Sigma Xi.

Background

Sturzenegger, Otto was born on February 27, 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of Otto and Julia (Oertle) Sturzenegger.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1948. Master of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1953.

Graduate advanced management program, Harvard University, 1969. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1982.

Career

Assistant to president Geigy Chemical Corporation, Ardsley, New York, 1960-1963, president manufacturing engineering division, 1963-1969, president agriculture chemical division, 1969-1970. President, chief executive officer Ciba-Geigy Corporation, 1970-1978, chairman, chief executive officer, 1978-1986, chairman, 1978-1990. Director Ciba-Geigy A.G., Basle, Switzerland, 1986-1990.

Membership

Board directors United Way Tri-State, New York City, 1974-1975. Board governors Kennedy Center, Washington, 1981. Member advisory council New York Medical College-Hospital Foundation, Valhalla, 1983-1986.

Member Chemical Manufacturers Association (governor), American Swiss Association(board directors), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Gerd Wold, October 19, 1957. Children: Elsie, Thomas O.

father:
Otto Sturzenegger

mother:
Julia (Oertle) Sturzenegger

spouse:
Gerd Wold

child:
Elsie Sturzenegger

child:
Thomas O. Sturzenegger