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Roy Rawsthorne Grundy, American marketing educator. Fellow Department Energy, Solar Energy Research Institute, 1979.


Grundy, Roy Rawsthorne was born on February 4, 1930 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. Son of Albert Victor Rawsthorne and Ann Beatrice (Nelson) Grundy.


Bachelor of Science, Illinois Institute Technology, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Roosevelt University, 1965. Doctor of Education, Northern Illinois University, 1989.


Laboratory technician Container Laboratories, Chicago, 1955-1957. Advertising representative Miller Freeman Publications, 1957-1959. Sales manager Celanese Corporation American, 1959-1965.

General manager Intec Inc., 1965-1970. Professor marketing College DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, since 1970. Visiting professor British Institute Management, Oxford University, 1972, Illinois Consortium for International Studies, London, 1988, Opportunity International, Manila, 1989, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 1990, Park Lane College, Leeds, England, 1992, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Zholtye Vody, Ukraine, 1994, WSI-Institute Management and Marketing, Koszalin, Poland, 1995, Center for Citizens Initiatives, Voronezh, Russian Federation, 1996, Zhengzhou (China) Institute of Technology, 1997, Rural Enterprise Adaptation Program, Siberia, 1997, Kazak State National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1998, Volumes Overseas Cooperative Association, Yerevan (Armenia) Volumes Overseas Cooperative Association, 1998, Kaunas (Lithuania) University of Technology, 1999, International School Management, Kaunas, 2000-2001.

President Rawsthorne Research and Associates, Naperville, since 1970. Member Executive Service Corporation, Chicago, since 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member School Board District 203, Naperville, 1976-1979, Transportation Advisory Board, 1970-1975, Cable television Committee, 1970-1976, Zoning Board Appeals, 1982-1984, 1997 Historic Sites Commission. Member secondary education advising committee Congressman Fawell's 13th Congressional District. Member local draft board # 051.

Member Illinois Community College Faculty Association (representative 1987-1988), American Marketing Association, Marketing Educators Group England, Rotary (secretary 1985-1987), Delta Sigma Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: local history-Willard Scott (Naperville's first settler).


Married Priscilla Ann Noble, June 17, 1961. Children: John, Christopher, William.

Albert Victor Rawsthorne Grundy

Ann Beatrice (Nelson) Grundy

Priscilla Ann Noble

John Grundy

Christopher Grundy

William Grundy