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appliance manufacturing company executive

Robert Myers Parks, American appliance manufacturing company executive. Named in his honor Graduate Business School, University Missouri.


Parks, Robert Myers was born on July 18, 1927 in Nevada, Missouri, United States. Son of Cecil R. and Marcella (Myers) Parks.


Bachelor of Science, University Missouri, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1952.


Assistant department manager, Jewett & Sherman Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1949-1950; staff consultant, Harbridge House, Inc., Boston, 1952; vice president, Electronic Specialty Company, Inc., Los Angeles, 1952-1957; founder, Chairman of the Board, Parks Products, Inc., Hollywood, California, since 1957; president, Generalist Industries, Inc., Hollywood, 1960-1973. Chairman of the Board Shaver Corporation American, Los Angeles, since 1965. Lecturer marketing University of California at Los Angeles Extension division, 1960-1961.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


Active Young Men’s Christian Association. Board directors Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation, Presbyterian Homes Foundation. Member dean's advisory council University Missouri Business School, mayor's task force on Los Angeles River Cahuenga Pass Coalition.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1945. Member Sales and Marketing Executives Association, Chamber of C., Navy League, World Affairs Council, California Caballeros, Rangers, Vaqueros del Desierto, Los Caballeros, Rancheros Visitadores, E Clampus Vitus, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Chi. Clubs: Mason (Shriner), Los Angeles Breakfast, Braemar Country, Saddle and Sirloin.


Married Audrey Lenora Jones, June 18,1955. Children— John Robert, Janet M. Parks Huston.

Cecil R. Parks

Marcella (Myers) Parks

Audrey Lenora Jones

John Robert Parks

Janet M. Parks Huston Parks