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Thomas George Gibian, Czech, American Chemical company executive. Recipient Merit award Carnegie-Mellon U., 1975, International Palladium medal, 1983.


Gibian, Thomas George was born on March 20, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Came to the United States, 1940, naturalized, 1950. Son of Richard and Vera (Sindelar) Gibian.


Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1948.


Research chemist Atlantic Refining Company, 1948-1951. With W.R. Grace & Company, 1951-1974. Development engineer Dewey & Almy (Chemical division).

Plant manager, general manager battery separators, vice president, general manager organic chemicals division, technical group executive, corporate vice president. President Chemical Construction Corporation, New York City, 1974-1976. Chairman, president, director Thank God It's Friday Corporation, Inc., 1976-1980.

Director, executive vice president, chief operating officer Henkel of America, Inc. Also president, chief executive officer director Henkel Corporation. Board directors Amchem Products, Inc., 1980-1985.

Board directors Alpharma, Inc., Genesis Technology Group, Genesis Orthopedics, Inc.


Board directors Sandy Spring Friends School, Montgomery General Hospital, Friends House. Trustee Carnegie-Mellon University, 1978-1985. With Royal Air Force, 1942-1946.

Member American Chemical Society, Industrial Research Institute, Czechoslovak Society Arts and Sciences (executive vice president, director 1988-1994), Society de Chimie Industrielle (director 1988-1996), Cosmos Club (Washington) Royal Air Force Club (London), Chemists Club (New York City).


Married Laura Cynthia Sutherland, February 19, 1949. Children: Barbara Mary, Janet Cynthia, Thomas Richard, David George.

Richard Gibian

Vera (Sindelar) Gibian

Laura Cynthia Sutherland

Janet Cynthia Gibian

Thomas Richard Gibian

Barbara Mary Gibian

David George Gibian