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Robert Melvin O'Hara

packaging company executive

Robert Melvin O'Hara, American packaging company executive. Chairman Dayton Performing Arts Campaign, 1983; vice chairman Georgia Industry Association, 1970-1972; board directors Keep America Beautiful, 1968-1972; manager campaign Committee to Re-Elect Ford, Montgomery County, Ohio, 1975-1976. Served to ensign United States Navy, 1946-1947, PTO. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Background

O'Hara, Robert Melvin was born on September 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael James and Helen (Jeffers) O'H.

Education

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Technology University, 1950. Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1969. Postgraduate, Aspen Institute for Humanities, 1974.

Career

Manager beverage division Atlanta Paper Company, 1953-1955, assistant director packaging, 1955-1957. General sales manager Mead Packaging Company (merged with Atlanta Paper Company 1957), Atlanta, 1957-1961, director marketing, 1961-1963, vice president marketing, 1963-1964, president, 1969-1972. Vice president marketing, marketing director Mead Packaging Europe, Paris, 1964-1967.

Vice president, general manager Beverage Packaging Company, Atlanta, 1967-1969. Corporation group vice president Mead Paper Group, Ohio, 1972-1974, Mead Advanced Systems Group, Dayton, 1974-1980, senior vice president, 1980-1983. Chairman, chief executive officer KOMCO, 1983-1985, OMS Company, Dayton, since 1985.

Board directors Kerr Glass Company, Los Angeles, TBC Corporation, Memphis, University/Cooperative American Relief Everywhere Systems, Detroit. Board chairman Cognetics, Inc., London, since 1986. Chairman Entretech International/Entretech United States of America, since 1987.

Membership

Chairman Dayton Performing Arts Campaign, 1983. Vice chairman Georgia Industry Association, 1970-1972. Board directors Keep America Beautiful, 1968-1972.

Manager campaign Committee to Re-Elect Ford, Montgomery County, Ohio, 1975-1976. Served to ensign United States Navy, 1946-1947, PTO. Member Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Connections

Married Grace McGrath, August 21, 1961. Children: Ann, James. Married Barbara N. Nichols, September 28, 1974.