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textile company executive

Thomas Walter Dickson, American textile company executive. Board directors Dickson Foundation, Charlotte, since 1983. Member Charlotte Country Club, Linville Golf Club.

Background

Dickson, Thomas Walter was born on August 17, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Rush Stuart and Joanne (Shoemaker) Dickson.

Education

Bachelor in Economics, University Virginia, 1977. Master of Business Administration, University Virginia, 1980.

Career

Project manager spinning division American & Efird, Inc., Mount Holly, North Carolina, 1980-1981, project manager international Manchester, England, 1981-1982, plant manager spinning division Gastonia, North Carolina, 1982-1984, manager Far East operations Hong Kong, 1984-1987, vice president international operations Mount Holly, 1987—1991, executive vice president, 1991—1994, president, 1994—1996. Executive vice president Ruddick Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1996—1997, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1997—2006, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 2006. Board directors American & Efird (Hong Kong) Ltd., American & Efird Mills Singapore, American & Efird (Great Britain) Ltd.

Religion

Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.

Politics

The Lord has given His people the mission of making disciples from every nation.

Views

To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.

Membership

Board directors Dickson Foundation, Charlotte, since 1983. Member Charlotte Country Club, Linville Golf Club.

Connections

Married Billie Cecelia Seddinger, September 22, 1984. Children: William Thomas, Michael Alan.

father:
Rush Stuart Dickson

mother:
Joanne (Shoemaker) Dickson

spouse:
Billie Cecelia Seddinger

child:
William Thomas Dickson

child:
Michael Alan Dickson