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Corporate finance executive

Sigmund Lars Olson, American corporate finance executive. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Paul, 1986-1990, chairman, 1989-1990. Served to corporal United States Military Academy, 1957-1960. Member Finance Executives Institute, Planning Executives Institute, American Management Association, National Association Corporation Treasurer Clubs: Professional Golf Association National (Florida).

Background

Olson, Sigmund Lars was born on February 7, 1935 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edwin Louis and Marjorie Magdelene (Miller) Olson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, California State University, Long Beach, 1963. Master of Business Administration, University Iowa, 1964.

Career

With finance staff, Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1964-1969;with management staff, Mattel, Inc., Los Angeles, 1969-1972;with management staff, Allen Group, Los Angeles, 1972-1977;director planning, International Harvester Company, Chicago, 1977-1978;director finance German division, Düsseldorf, International Harvester Company, Chicago, 1978-1979;vice president finance European division, Paris, International Harvester Company, Chicago, 1979-1982;assistant controller, Chicago, International Harvester Company, Chicago, 1982-1984;assistant treasurer, International Harvester Company, Chicago, 1984-1985;vice president treasurer, Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, 1985-1986;vice president, controller, Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, 1986-1988;senior vice president finance, Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, 1988-1990;Chief Financial Officer, Henkel-Ecolab Joint Venture, Dusseldorf, Federal Republic Germany, 1990-1994;vice president finance, International Ecolab., Inc., St. Paul, since 1995.

Membership

Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Paul, 1986-1990, chairman, 1989-1990. Served to corporal United States Military Academy, 1957-1960. Member Finance Executives Institute, Planning Executives Institute, American Management Association, National Association Corporation Treasurer Clubs: Professional Golf Association National (Florida).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, reading, skiing, investments.

Connections

Married Diana Lynn Armentrout, March 15, 1961 (divorced 1974). Children: Eric L., Lafe S., Britta C., Gunnar A. Married Linda Marie Larson, September 25, 1976.

father:
Edwin Louis Olson

mother:
Marjorie Magdelene (Miller) Olson

spouses:
Diana Lynn Armentrout

Linda Marie Larson

children:
Eric L. Olson

Lafe S. Olson

Britta C. Olson

Gunnar A. Olson