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Paul Fausto Oreffice

Chemical company executive

Paul Fausto Oreffice was Italian, American chemical company executive. Decorated Encomienda del Merito Civil Spain, 1966. Board trustees American Enterprise Institute; trustee Morehouse College; vice-chairman National Parkinson Foundation; member senior advisory board Arthritis Foundation; trustee Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management; Member Chemical Manufacturers Association, Business Council.


Oreffice, Paul Fausto was born on November 29, 1927 in Venice, Italy. Came to United States, 1945, naturalized, 1951. Son of Max and Elena (Friedenberg) Oreffice.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1949.


With Dow Chemical Company, various international locations, 1953-1992. Assigned to Switzerland, Italy, Brazil and Spain, to 1969. President Dow Chemical Latin American, Coral Gables, Florida, 1966-1970.

Corporate finance vice president Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1970-1975, president Dow Chemical United States of America, 1975-1978, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1978-1986, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1986-1987, chairman board, 1987-1992. Retired, 1992

Board directors Cigna Corporation, Northern Telecom Ltd., Coca Cola Company. Member international advisory board Marsh and McLennan.

Advisory Smith-Barney Company.


Board trustees American Enterprise Institute. Trustee Morehouse College. Vice-chairman National Parkinson Foundation.

Member senior advisory board Arthritis Foundation. Trustee Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. Member Chemical Manufacturers Association, Business Council.


Children: Laura Emma, Andrew T.