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Warren Leighton Batts


Warren Leighton Batts was American manufacturing executive.


Batts, Warren Leighton was born on September 4, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of John Leighton and Allie Belle (Johnson) Batts.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1963.


With Kendall Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1963-1964. Executive vice president Fashion Development Company, Santa Paula, California, 1964-1966. Director manufacturing Olga Company, Van Nuys, 1964-1966.

Vice president Douglas Williams Associates, New York City, 1966-1967. Co-founder Triangle Corporation, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1967, president, chief executive officer, 1967-1971. Vice president Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, 1971-1973, president, 1973-1980, chief executive officer, 1978-1980.

President, chief operating officer Dart Industries, Inc., Los Angeles, 1980-1981, Dart & Kraft, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois, 1981-1986. Chairman, chief executive officer Premark International Inc., Deerfield, 1986-1996, chairman, 1996-1997. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Tupperware Corporation, Orlando, Florida, 1996-1997.


Married Eloise Pitts, December 24, 1957. 1 daughter, Terri Allison.

John Leighton Batts

Allie Belle (Johnson) Batts

Eloise Pitts