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Rose Anne Rice

manufacturing executive

Rose Anne Rice, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include development of first all vinyl glove (Cyralon), all vinyl flourescent-red traffic cones and delineators, Polyvinyl chloride caps/thread protectors, children's boots, disposable vinyl gloves. Recipient Woman of Year in Industry award, 1967.

Background

Rice, Rose Anne was born on February 22, 1921 in Flandreau, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Vincent Archibald and Olga (Anderson) Doyle.

Education

Attended, Augustana College, 1940. Attended, University Washington, 1943. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arts Center School, 1945.

Postgraduate, University California Northridge, 1958. Postgraduate, Valley College, 1980—1982.

Career

Freelance designer, 1945—1948. Art director Broadway Department Stores, 1949—1955. Designer, new product development Rice Manufacturing Company, Van Nuys, California, 1949—1966, owner, president, since 1966.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of first all vinyl glove (Cyralon), all vinyl flourescent-red traffic cones and delineators, Polyvinyl chloride caps/thread protectors, children's boots, disposable vinyl gloves.

Membership

Vice president, program chairman Delphian Society, 1958—1966. Solicitor United Way, Heart Fund, John Tracy Clinic. Program chair to raise funds for University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center Eye Clinic, 1955—1971.

Member Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce. Press chairman Republican congressional campaigns, 1958—1960. Member of Society Plastics Engineers (program chair).

Connections

Married Ashley W. Rice, February 24, 1949 (deceased 1966).