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Quentin Carnegie McKenna

tool company executive

Quentin Carnegie McKenna, American tool company executive. Recipient Eli Whitney Memorial award, Society Manufacturing Engineers, 1983. Trustee St. Vincent College, 1981-1989; member committee board trustees Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Institute, 1989. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

McKenna, Quentin Carnegie was born on September 2, 1926 in Claremont, California, United States. Son of George Alexander and Lillian Frances (Street) McKenna.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Pomona College, 1948. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1950. Postgraduate, University Southern California, 1953.

Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969.

Career

Member technical staff guided missile division Hughes Aircraft Company, 1950-1952. With Industrial Electronics, 1952-1955, Hughes Aircraft Company, 1955-1978, assistant group executive missile systems group, 1977-1978. With Kennametal, Inc., Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from 1978, Chief Executive Officer, 1974-1991, chairman board directors.

Board directors Interlake Corporation. Adjunct professor industrial administration Graduate School Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, since 1990.

Membership

Trustee St. Vincent College, 1981-1989. Member committee board trustees Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Institute, 1989. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Barbara Louise Williamson, September 12, 1948 (divorced 1984). Children: Candace, Megan, Carl, Erin. Married Barbara K. Somogye, March 18, 1989.