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company executive

Robert Herschell Brethen, American building components manufacturing company executive. Trustee Miami Valley Hospital, Syracuse University; board directors Junior Achievement of Dayton, Miami Valley, Inc. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce (solicitations review committee), Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Background

Brethen, Robert Herschell was born on June 29, 1926 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Milton R. and Ethyl H. (Herschell) Brethen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1949.

Career

Regional sales manager Delco Appliance division General Motors Corporation, Rochester, 1949-1962. Vice president, general manager Kitchen Machine division Toledo Scale Corporation, 1963-1968. Group vice president Fuqua Industries, Atlanta, 1968-1971, National Service Industries, Atlanta, 1971-1973.

President Philips Industries, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, 1973-1990, chief executive officer, 1986-1990, also board directors. Board directors Hobart Brothers Manufacturing Company, 1st National Bank.

Membership

Trustee Miami Valley Hospital, Syracuse University. Board directors Junior Achievement of Dayton, Miami Valley, Inc. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce (solicitations review committee), Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Connections

Married Alma Hommel; children: Karen E., David M.

father:
Milton R. Brethen

mother:
Ethyl H. (Herschell) Brethen

spouse:
Alma Hommel

child:
Karen E. Brethen

child:
David M. Brethen