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Food products executive

Willard Charles McNitt, American food products executive. Troop head local Boy Scouts American, 1957-1967. Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Executives Club (Ch, Amherst Club, Harvard Business School Club (Chicago, New York City), Indian Hill Country Club (Winnetka), Dairymen's Club (Boulder Junction, Wisconsin), Chi Psi.

Background

McNitt, Willard Charles was born on June 6, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Willard C. and Louise (Richardson) McNitt.

Education

Bachelor, Amherst College, 1942. A.M., Harvard Graduate School Business Administration, 1942. Student, Northwestern Graduate School Business Administration.

Student, University Chicago School Business Administration, 1947.

Career

Assistant market planning and research Foote, Cone & Belding Company, Chicago, 1946-1947. Assistant sales promotion and advertising Bell & Gosset Company, Morton Grove, 1947-1948. Vice president sales and marketing Bowes Industries, Inc., Chicago, 1948-1954.

General manager sales and marketing Clayton Mark & Company, Evanston, 1954-1958. President, director Bowey's, Inc., Chicago, 1958-1962. President, director, member executive committee Her Majesty Byllesby Company, 1962-1963.

Group vice president, director Consolidated Foods Corporation, 1963-1967. Executive vice president consumer products group W.R. Grace & Company, New York City, 1967-1972. Executive vice president, director, member executive committee Ward Foods, Inc., Wilmette, Illinois, 1972-1973, chief operating officer, president, director, member executive committee, 1973-1976.

President, chief executive officer, director Westgate-California Corporation, and Sun Harbor Industries, San Diego, 1977-1980. President, chief executive officer Nalley's Fine Foods, Tacoma, 1980-1983. Chairman, director Joseph Magnin Inc., 1982-1985.

Chairman Blue Moon Cheese Company, Thorpe, Wisconsin, since 1983. Operating partner Wallner & Company, La Jolla, California. Vice chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, director, executive committee Foremost Dairies, Inc., San Francisco, 1983—1985.

Chairman Epcom; board directors ATI, NCIC, Blue Moon Cheese, Delaware Lightweight.

Membership

Troop head local Boy Scouts American, 1957-1967. Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Executives Club (Ch, Amherst Club, Harvard Business School Club (Chicago, New York City), Indian Hill Country Club (Winnetka), Dairymen's Club (Boulder Junction, Wisconsin), Chi Psi.

Connections

Married Charlotte D. Boyd, September 14, 1946. Children: Willard Charles, James D., Peter B. McNitt.

father:
Willard C. McNitt

mother:
Louise (Richardson) McNitt

spouse:
Charlotte D. Boyd

child:
Willard Charles McNitt

child:
James D. McNitt

child:
Peter B. McNitt