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Manufacturing executive

Thomas Berg, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include being featured on the front cover of Iron Age Magazine, June 1967; developing universal jeep welder and energizer systems, 1942-1944. Named honorary citizen City of San Antonio, 1978.


Berg, Thomas was born on December 28, 1914 in Sparta, Wisconsin, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1937.


Engineer, General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1937-1948;instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1943-1944;president, owner, welding specialist, application engineer, Arcway Equipment Company, Philadelphia, 1948-1958;president, Airco Welding Products division Air Reduction Company. New York City, 1958-1968;president, chief Executive officer, director, Friedrich Refrigerators Inc., San Antonio, 1968-1975;chairman, Friedrich Refrigerators Inc., 1975-1986;Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Character Education Institute, San Antonio. Vice-president, director Crutcher Resources Corporation, Houston.

Vice president Wylain Inc. Director Universal Bookbindery Inc. Vice-president, director Ellison Industries Inc.

Pres.Ray Ellison Devels. Inc.; board directors, chairman S.W. Research Institute. Founder Skills Training Center, San Antonio, 1971.

Director First National Bank, San Antonio, Jim Berg Publs., Inc. Director, chairman of the executive committee, president J.E.T. Properties, Inc., San Antonio.


  • Achievements include being featured on the front cover of Iron Age Magazine, June 1967. Developing universal jeep welder and energizer systems, 1942-1944.


Chairman advisory council School Business, 1976-1977, San Antonio. Chairman of the Board City Public Service Board, San Antonio. Board directors Prevent Blindness of San Antonio.

President, board directors National Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, New York City, board directors, San Antonio. Founding director Texas Research & Technology Foundation, San Antonio. Chairman of the Board, director, chief Executive officer American Institute for Character Education, San Antonio.

Director, Executive Committee German Heritage Park, Inc., San Antonio. Member American 2000 Initiative. Member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Welding Society (life, founder annual Airco award 1965), San Antonio Chamber of C. (board directors since 1972, chairman economics development county since 1973), Trinity U. Associations, San Antonio Country Club, City Club, Argyle Club, Giraud Club, Plaza Club, Majectic Club, Rotary (board directors).


Married Evelyn Sweet, November 13, 1937. Children: Barbara Caryl, James Richard.

Evelyn Sweet

Barbara Caryl Berg

James Richard Berg