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industrial executive , consultant

Thomas Joseph Towle, industrial executive, consultant. Licensed real estate broker, commercial fixed-wing and helicopter pilot. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air medal, Meritorious Service medal, Vietnamese medal of honor, Vietnam Campaign medal with three battlestars, Vietnamese Service medal, Armed Forces Relief medal; Chevalier Constantinien De L'Ordre International Constantinien.


Towle, Thomas Joseph was born on February 1, 1932 in Newark.


Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Seton Hall University, 1954. Student, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1957. Master of Science in Business Management, Louisiana State University, 1962.

Marketing training course, American Graduate University, Los Angeles, 1982.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1954, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. Student United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1955-1957. Company Commander United States Army, Federal Republic of Germany, 1962-1965, chief aircraft armament officer Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1967.

Chief aircraft armament officer general staff Pentagon, Washington, 1969-1971. Battalion Commander 14th Trans BN Aircraft Maintenance & Supply Battalion, Republic of Vietnam, 1971-1972. Manager industrial training Army Material Command, Alexandria, Virginia, 1972-1975.

Retired United States Army, 1975. Manager international licensing operations Hughes Helicopter division Summa Corporation, Culver City, California, 1975-1978. Executive vice president Oilmaster Ltd., Costa Mesa, 1979-1981.

Marketing manager Dayton-Granger, Inc., 1981-1984, Keene Corporation, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1984-1986. President Signi Systems Corporation, Reno, since 1986. Director Signi Earthquake Alarms Ltd.


  • Licensed real estate broker, commercial fixed-wing and helicopter pilot.


Member Army Aviation Association American, American Helicopter Society, Helicopter Association International, Association Defense Preparedness, The Retired Officers Association, Association Old Crows, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Pacific Yacht, Balloon (Newport Beach, California). Lodges: Elks.


  • Other Interests

    Flying, hunting, fishing, golf, boating.


Son of Henry Aloysius and Marie Fidele (McCartie) T. Married Norma Jean McVean, December 31, 1955 (divorced 1982). Children: Kathleen Alison, Leslie M., Alison Alaire.

Henry Aloysius Towle

Marie Fidele (McCartie) Towle

Norma Jean McVean

Kathleen Alison Towle

Leslie M. Towle

Alison Alaire Towle