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chemical company executive

Thomas James Wright, American chemical company executive.

Background

Wright, Thomas James was born on June 13, 1932 in Livingston, Montana, United States. Son of William James and Mary Doreen (Smyth) Wright.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, Montana School Mines, 1959.

Career

With minerals research laboratory, North Carolina State University, Ashville, 1959-1964;project engineer, Texasgulf, Inc., Aurora, North Carolina, 1964-1965;process engineer, Texasgulf, Inc., Aurora, North Carolina, 1965-1967;mill superintendent, Texasgulf, Inc., Aurora, North Carolina, 1967-1971;acid plant superintendent, Texasgulf, Inc., Aurora, North Carolina, 1971-1973;assistant general manager, Texasgulf, Inc., Aurora, North Carolina, 1975-1978;general manager, Texasgulf Chemicals Company, Aurora, 1978-1979;senior vice president production, Texasgulf Chemicals Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1979-1981;president, Texasgulf Chemicals Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1981-1989;president, coo, now executive vice president, Texasgulf Chemicals Company (acquired by PCS Phosphate), since 1989;plant manager, Agrico Chemical Company, South Pierce, Florida, 1973-1975. Board directors Texasgulf, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, Elf Aquitaine, Inc., Stamford, Compania Exploradora Del Istmo, Mexico City.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Mining Congress, North Carolina Engineering Foundation (past board directors), Sulphur Institute (board directors), Fertilizer Institute (board directors), Phosphate Chemical Export Association (board directors), Potash and Phosphate Institute (past board directors), International Fertilizer Association, North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute, Farm Care United States of America, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Clubs: North Ridge Country, MacGregor Downs Country, Capital City (Raleigh).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.

Connections

Married Sandra Gray Church, January 29, 1962. Children: James Bland, Jacqueline Doreen.

father:
William James Wright

mother:
Mary Doreen (Smyth) Wright

spouse:
Sandra Gray Church

child:
James Bland Wright

child:
Jacqueline Doreen Wright