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Robert Olaf Nesheim

food products executive

Robert Olaf Nesheim was American food products executive. Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, South Pacific. Fellow American Institute Nutrition (treasurer 1983-1986), American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Institute Food Technologists, Federal Societies Experimental Biologists (treasurer 1973-1979), American Public Health Association, Corral de Tierra Club (Salinas, California).

Background

Nesheim, Robert Olaf was born on September 13, 1921 in Monroe Center, Illinois, United States. Son of Olaf M. and Sena M. (Willms) Nesheim.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1943;Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1950;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1951;postgraduate in advanced management program, Harvard University, 1971.

Career

Farm manager Halderman Farm Management Service, Wabash, Indiana, 1946-1948. Instructor University Illinois, 1951, professor, head of department animal science, 1964-1967. Manager feed research The Quaker Oats Company, Barrington, Illinois, 1952-1964, director nutrition research, 1967-1969, vice president Research and Development, 1969-1978, vice president science & technical Chicago, 1978-1983.

Senior vice president science & technical Avadyne, Inc., Monterey, California, 1983-1985. President Advanced Healthcare, 1985-1991. Retired, 1991

Food and nutrition board National Academy of Sciences, 1972—1978, chairman committee in military nutrition research FNB, 1982—1997.

Chairman Bioscis. Information Services, 1982—1984.

Achievements

  • Avocations: gardening, golf. M C.

Membership

Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, South Pacific. Fellow American Institute Nutrition (treasurer 1983-1986), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Institute Food Technologists, Federal Societies Experimental Biologists (treasurer 1973-1979), American Public Health Association, Corral de Tierra Club (Salinas, California).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, golf.

Connections

Married Emogene P. Sullivan, July 13, 1946 (divorced). Children: Barbara Mowry, Susan Yost(deceased), Sandra Rankin. Married Doris Howes Calloway, July 4, 1981 (deceased 2000).

father:
Olaf M. Nesheim

mother:
Sena M. (Willms) Nesheim

spouses:
Emogene P. Sullivan

Doris Howes Calloway

children:
Barbara Mowry Nesheim

Susan Yost Nesheim (deceased)

Sandra Rankin Nesheim