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Robert Wallace Ackerman, American Steel company executive. Certified Public Accountant, New York.


Ackerman, Robert Wallace was born on September 14, 1938 in New York City. Son of Emory Graham and Margaret (Wallace) Ackerman.


Bachelor of Science, Yale University School Engineering & Applied Science, New Haven, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1962. Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1968.


Auditor, consultant management services devision Arthur Young & Company, New York City, 1962—1966. Assistant professor Harvard Business School, 1968-1972, lecturer, 1972-1974, senior research fellow, 1986-1988. Chief Financial Officer Preco, Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1974—1978.

President Premoid Corporation, 1978—1986. President, Chief Executive Officer Lincoln Pulp & Paper, Inc., 1988—1992. President Sheffield Steel Corporation, 1992—1999, Chief Executive Officer, 1992—2000, chairman, 1999—2000.

Partner Watermill Group, Waltham, Massachusetts, since 2000. Pres, Chief Executive Officer Multulayer Coating Technologies LLC, New Bedford, since 2006. Chairman board directors Kervick Enterprises Inc., since 2003.

Board directors WGI Heavy Minerals, Inc., since 2005, Litecontrol, Inc., since 2006.


  • Certified Public Accountant, New York.



Trustee Baupost Fund, 1992—2002. Chairman Massachusetts chapter Nature Conservancy, 2002—2008. Board directors New England Forestry Foundation, since 2009, Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Steel Manufacturers Association (chairman 1998—2000), New York State Society Certified Public Accountant's (president), American Academy Management (governor 1972-1973), Timber Owners New England (board directors), Harvard Club (Boston), Kittansett Club (Maron, Massachusetts), Yale Club (New York City).


Married Margaret Tracy Dealy, December 30, 1964. Children: Ashley, Graham, Todd.

Emory Graham Ackerman

Margaret (Wallace) Ackerman

Margaret Tracy Dealy

Ashley Ackerman

Graham Ackerman

Todd Ackerman