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Paper company executive

Richard Thomas Trelfa, American paper company executive. Fellow American Society Quality Control, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (past division chairman, director); member Paper Industry Management Association (past division chairman), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society Rheology, Masons, University Michigan Club.

Background

Trelfa, Richard Thomas was born on July 5, 1918 in Alpena, Michigan, United States. Son of Fred R. and Mable (Hagen) Trelfa.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1940.

Career

With, Hercules Powder Company, 1941-1952;With, Watervliet Paper Company, Michigan, 1952-1958;executive vice president, treasurer, director, Perkins-Goodwin Company, Inc., New York City, 1958-1970;vice president, treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Perkins-Goodwin Company, Inc., 1970;senior vice president, Perkins-Goodwin Company, Inc., 1974-1982;Chairman of the Board, Elcon, Inc., Houston, 1983-1991;vice-Chairman of the Board, Bachelor of Science & W Whiteley Ltd., England, 1983-1988;also board directors, Bachelor of Science & W Whiteley Ltd. Treasurer, director Kennebec River Pulp & Paper Company, Madison, Maine, 1967-1969, Chairman of the Board, treasurer, 1969-1972, Chairman of the Board, member Executive Committee, 1972-1973, director, member Executive Committee, 1973-1975. President Castle & Overton (Canada) Ltd., 1971-1982.

Chairman of the Board EHV Weidmann Industries, Inc., St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1974-1984, Franconia Paper Company Inc., Lincoln, N.H., 1978-1980. N.H. State representative to General Center, 1990-1998. Water commissioner Lisbon, N.H., 1990-1997, selectman, Lisbon, since 1995.

Membership

Fellow American Society Quality Control, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (past division chairman, director). Member Paper Industry Management Association (past division chairman), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society Rheology, Masons, University Michigan Club.

Connections

Married Heidi Brigitte Ruckstuhl (deceased 1996). Children: Thomas W., Barbara E. (deceased), Jeffrey C., Michael F. Married Jennifer Thorlby Trelfa, January 30, 1999.

father:
Fred R. Trelfa

mother:
Mable (Hagen) Trelfa

spouse:
Heidi Brigitte Ruckstuhl

spouse:
Jennifer Thorlby Trelfa

child:
Thomas W. Trelfa

child:
Barbara E. Trelfa (deceased)

child:
Jeffrey C. Trelfa

child:
Michael F. Trelfa