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Manufacturing executive

Roger Earl Beutner, American manufacturing executive. Registered professional engineer, Missouri.


Beutner, Roger Earl was born on June 15, 1930 in Essen, Federal Republic Germany. Came to the United States, 1930. Son of Emil Henry and Melitta (Wolleman) Beutner.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1952. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, New York University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1965.


Staff engineer, Chase Bag Company. New York City, 1960-1962;production engineer, Boyle Midway division AHPC, New York City and Atlanta, 1962-1967;plant manager, Bristol-Myers corporation, St. Louis, 1967-1970;senior vice president operations, Amway Corporation, Ada, Michigan, 1970-1996. Consultant Amway Corporation.

President Michigan Chemical Council, Lansing, 1988-1990.


  • Registered professional engineer, Missouri.


Michigan Republican Precinct delegate, Grand Rapids, 1984-1990. Engineering board visitors Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, since 1987, WEstern Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1983. Captain United States Air Force, 1952-1956.

Member National Society of Professional Engineers, American Institute Industrial Engineers, Michigan Chemical Council (president 1988-1990), Chemical Special Manufacturers Association (chairman board directors 1979-1987), Michigan Information Technology Network (chairman board directors since 1993), Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: stamp collecting, gardening, photography.


Married Marcia Susan Gailband, August 10, 1957. Children: Sheryl, Austin, Brian.

Emil Henry Beutner

Melitta (Wolleman) Beutner

Marcia Susan Gailband

Sheryl Beutner

Austin Beutner

Brian Beutner