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Manufacturing company executive

Stanley Carleton Gault, American manufacturing company executive. Trustee College of Wooster, Chairman of the Board, since 1987. With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member National Association of Manufacturers (board directors, Chairman of the Board 1986-1987).

Background

Gault, Stanley Carleton was born on January 6, 1926 in Wooster, Ohio, United States. Son of Clyde Carleton and Aseneth Briton (Stanley) Gault.

Education

Bachelor, College of Wooster, 1948.

Career

He became CEO and Chairman of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from 1991-1996. Since 1985, he has been a director at Avon Products, Inc. A graduate of the College of Wooster, remains as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.

Gault shot to fame in the 1980s, taking the helm of the Rubbermaid company his father helped to found. Gault was instrumental in reorganizing and revitalizing Rubbermaid into a streamlined and efficient multinational corporation. He embarked on a dual plan of divestiture and strategic investment that generated a 4-fold increase in revenues and a 6-fold increase in profitability.

While he stripped weak product lines and slashed excess cost, he invested in new product development. At one point, Rubbermaid turned out more than one product a day. He was heralded as a business genius in the 1980s for his transformation of Rubbermaid.

However, his leadership has since been criticized because Gault's successor was less than adequate and Rubbermaid ended up being bought in 1999 by a competitor, Newell. Since his retirement, Mr. Gault had devoted himself to philanthropic causes, and he has been a major donor to The College of Wooster (where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in geology in 1948) and many non-profit agencies in the Wooster, Ohio area.

Achievements

  • In 1994 he was inducted into Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame.

Religion

God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Trustee College of Wooster, Chairman of the Board, since 1987. With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member National Association of Manufacturers (board directors, Chairman of the Board 1986-1987).

Connections

Married Flo Lucille Kurtz, June 11, 1949. Children: Stephen, Christopher, Jennifer.

father:
Clyde Carleton Gault

mother:
Aseneth Briton (Stanley) Gault

spouse:
Flo Lucille Kurtz

child:
Stephen Gault

child:
Christopher Gault

child:
Jennifer Gault