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Sidney F. McKenna Edit Profile

technical company executive

Sidney F. McKenna was American technical company executive. Decorated knight St. Gregory.


McKenna, Sidney F. was born on November 27, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Michael James and Elizabeth Josephine McKenna.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947;Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1948.


With, Ward Baking Company, Detroit, 1939-1941;production worker, Cadillac Motor Company (division General Motors Corporation), Detroit, 1941-1942;member industrial relations staff, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1942-1979;vice president, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1974-1979;senior vice president, United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1980-1990. Board directors Schwartz Value Fund.


Advisory board Providence Hospital, Detroit, 1972-1980. Board directors Brighton (Michigan) Hospital, 1976-1980, Mercy College, Detroit, 1976-1980, United Foundation, 1976-1980, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1989, St. Joseph's College, 1988-1989. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1946.

Member Labor Policy Association (chairman), Business Roundtable, Organization Resources Counselors, National Association Manufacturers (board directors 1988-1989), Bloomfield Hills Country Club, Birmingham Athletic Club, Mariner Sands Country Club, Knights of Columbus.


Married Helen Mary Spiroff, September 20, 1944. Children: Lynne Marie McKenna Hoss, Dennis Michael, Patrick Conlon, Mary Elizabeth McKenna Raimondi, Maureen T. McKenna Anderson, Christopher John.

Michael James

Elizabeth Josephine McKenna

Helen Mary Spiroff

Lynne Marie McKenna Hoss McKenna

Dennis Michael McKenna

Patrick Conlon McKenna

Mary Elizabeth McKenna Raimondi McKenna

Maureen T. McKenna Anderson McKenna

Christopher John McKenna