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Optics company executive

Paul Stuart Kempf, American optics company executive. Recipient award for unusual and valuable contribution to personnel administration Los Angeles Merchants and Manufacturers Association, 1956. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Chemical Society, Society Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Harvard Business School Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Xi.

Background

Kempf, Paul Stuart was born on April 25, 1918 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of Fred Ferdinand and Vera Content (Smith) Kempf.

Education

Student, Iowa State College, 1937. Bachelor cum laude, University Iowa, 1941. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1947.

Career

Assistant to manager industrial relations Inland Steel Company, 1947-1951. Manager industrial relations Inland Steel Products Company, 1951-1954. Director industrial relations Pacific Mercury Electronics, 1954-1956, Hoffman Electronics, 1956-1957.

Vice president personnel and industrial relations Crane Company, 1957-1959. Director corporation industrial relations Hughes Aircraft Company, 1959-1964. President Western Optics, Inc., 1964-1972, Metron Optics Inc., since 1972, Metron Marker Company, since 1977.

Instructor University of California at Los Angeles, 1957.

Religion

The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Chemical Society, Society Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Harvard Business School Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Xi.

Connections

Married Dorothea Ruth Guenther, December 16, 1943 (divorced June 1966). 1 son, Karlton Guenther. Married Pilar M. Moreno, December 1967.

Children: Karlos Alberto, Karla Pilar.

father:
Fred Ferdinand Kempf

mother:
Vera Content (Smith) Kempf

spouse:
Dorothea Ruth Guenther

spouse:
Pilar M. Moreno

child:
Karlos Alberto Kempf

child:
Karla Pilar Kempf