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Mining company executive

Paul Frederick Thiele, American mining company executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, Honorary Alumni award Brewton-Parker College, 1991.


Thiele, Paul Frederick was born on August 5, 1914 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William Frederick and Villa (Crawford) Thiele.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1936.


Test engineer, General Electric, 1936-1938;with department sales quotations, General Electric, Schenectady, New York, 1938;electrical engineer, Combined Locks (Wisconsin) Paper Company, 1938-1941;engineer, Institute Paper Chemistry, Appleton, 1946;manager, treasurer-secretary, Thiele Kaolin Company, Sandersville, Georgia, 1947-1960;Chief Executive Officer, president, Chairman of the Board, Thiele Kaolin Company, Sandersville, Georgia, 1960-1987;Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Thiele Kaolin Company, Sandersville, Georgia, since 1987.


Member advisory council Office State Superintendent Schools, Atlanta, 1978-1979. Executive board Center Georgia council Boy Scouts American, Macon. Chairman Hospital Authority Washington County, Sandersville.

Board directors, member Community Concert Association, Sandersville. With United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Management Association, Technology Association Pulp and Paper Industry, Georgia Mining Association (past president, board directors), China Clay Producers Association, Clay Minerals Society, Georgia Business and Industry Association (vice president, board directors, Entrepreneur of Year award 1979), Georgia Foundation for Indiana Colleges (chairman, board directors 1979-1981), Washington County History Society (chairman finance committee 1979-1980).


Married Bernice Hoppe, August 21, 1936 (deceased). 1 child, Lessie Elaine. Married Loretha Akins, January 1995.

William Frederick Thiele

Villa (Crawford) Thiele

Bernice Hoppe

Loretha Akins

Lessie Elaine Thiele