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engineering company executive

Wilber Charles Cranston, American engineering company executive. Recipient Entrepreneur of Year award City of Kotka, 1981, Productive Idea award Finnish Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983, KAUPPALEHTI award Finnish Minister Industry and Commerce, 1983. Member International Cargo Handling Coordination Association, International Forest Products Transport Association.

Background

Cranston, Wilber Charles was born on November 4, 1933 in Wenatchee, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Wilber James and Dorothy June (Thompson) Cranston.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Mechanic draftsman, Cranston Machinery Company, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 1950-1952; superintendent shop, Cranston Machinery Company, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 1954-1960; industrial engineer, Norris Thermador Corporation, Riverbank, California, 1952-1954; manager department engineering, C. Tennant, Sons & Company of New York, Warren, Ohio., 1960-1970; consultant, A. Ahlstrom Osakeyhtio, Karhula Engineering Works, Finland, 1971-1977; founder, managing director, Cranston Ky, Kotka, Finland, since 1977. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee automatic binding machines, semi-automatic hooks, one-trip load lifting straps. Author: Forest ProductsCargo Handling Methods.

Membership

Member International Cargo Handling Coordination Association, International Forest Products Transport Association.

Connections

Married Martha Elisabeth Nyqvist, December 26, 1975. Children: John Albert, Cinthia Carrol, Barbara June. 1 stepchild: Petra Elisabeth.

father:
Wilber James Cranston

mother:
Dorothy June (Thompson) Cranston

spouse:
Martha Elisabeth Nyqvist

child:
John Albert Cranston

child:
Barbara June Cranston

child:
Cinthia Carrol Cranston