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Thomas Chandler Hays

holding company executive

Thomas Chandler Hays, American holding company executive. Baker scholar Harvard University, 1963.

Background

Hays, Thomas Chandler was born on April 21, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Marion C. and Carolyn (Reid) Hays.

Education

Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1958. Master of Business Administration with high distinction, Harvard University, 1963.

Career

Operations research analyst Lockheed Corporation, Los Angeles, 1963-1964, Andrew Jergens Company (formerly American Brands, then Fortune Brands since 1997), Cincinnati, 1964-1970, vice president product management, 1970-1976, vice president marketing, 1976-1978. Executive vice president Andrew Jergens Company (formerly subsidiary American Brands, then Fortune Brands since 1997), 1978. President, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Jergens Company (formerly subsidiary American Brands), 1979-1980.

Vice president marketing American Tobacco Company (former subsidiary American Brands, then Fortune Brands since 1997), 1980-1981, executive vice president, 1981-1985, president, 1985-1987, president, chief operating officer, 1985-1986, Chief Executive Officer, 1986-1987, chairman, 1987-1988, also board directors. Chairman Fortune Brands International Corporation, 1988-1990. Vice president Fortune Brands, Inc.

(formerly American Brands, Inc.), Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984-1985. Vice president tobacco, 1985-1987. President, chief operating officer Fortune Brands, Inc.

(formerly American Brands, Inc.), Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1988-1994, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, since 1995, also board directors, since 1981, former chairman executive committee, since 1996. Board directors ACNielsen, Gallaher Ltd.

Membership

Trustee Andrew Jergens Foundation, The Devereux Foundation. Board directors Fairfield County Community Foundation 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1958-1962. Member Southwestern Area Commerce and Industry Association (board directors), Ambassador Roundtable, Business Roundtable, Conference Board and Economic Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Darien Country Club, Bel Air Bay Club, Tokeneke Club, board of trustees, Deveraux Foundation.

Connections

Married Mary Ann Jergens, June 8, 1958. Children: Thomas, Michael, Paul, Jennifer.

father:
Marion C. Hays

mother:
Carolyn (Reid) Hays

spouse:
Mary Ann Jergens

children:
Thomas Hays

Michael Hays

Paul Hays

Jennifer Hays