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Richard Thomas Lindgren, American automation equipment company executive.


Lindgren, Richard Thomas was born on April 5, 1927 in Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States. Son of Arvid John and Agnes (Sellman) Lindgren.


Student, Virginia Junior College, Minnesota, 1947. Bachelor of Business Administration, University Minnesota, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1953.

Doctor of Laws, Buena Vista College, 1970.


With Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1953-1971, director marketing operations, 1970-1971. Group vice president Allis-Chalmers Company, Milwaukee, 1971-1975. Executive vice president Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, 1975.

President Koehring Company, Milwaukee, 1975-1981, chairman, 1976-1981. Chairman board ROTEK Inc., until 1981. Group vice president Dominion Bridge Company Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1980-1981, AMCA International Corporation, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1980-1981.

President, chief executive officer Cross & Trecker, 1982-1989. Vice chairman district export council United States Department Commerce, 1974-1975.


Trustee Buena Vista College, 1962-1970. Board directors Curtis R. Froedert Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, Detroit branch Federal Reserve Board, 1977-1986. Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Society Automotive Engineers, Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (director), International Road Federation (director 1978-1981).


Married Lois Irene Nelson, June 17, 1950. Children: Douglas John, Danna Carol.

Arvid John Lindgren

Agnes (Sellman) Lindgren

Lois Irene Nelson

Douglas John Lindgren

Danna Carol Lindgren