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director , Manufacturing executive

Willard Mead Bright was American manufacturing executive, director. Recipient Gold T award University Toledo, 1960.


Bright, Willard Mead was born on March 26, 1914 in New York City. Son of William Van Horn and Bernice Hartwell (Reynolds) Bright.


Bachelor of Science, University Toledo, 1936. Master of Science, University Toledo, 1937. Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, 1938.

A.M., Harvard University, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1942.


Research chemist, Kendall Company, Boston, Chicago, 1942-1952;assistant laboratory director, Kendall Company (Bauer & Black division), 1944-1948;laboratory director, (Theodore Clark Laboratory division), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948-1952;assistant research director, Lever Brothers Company, 1952-1954;research director, Lever Brothers Company, 1954-1960;vice president research and development, Lever Brothers Company, 1960-1964;Chairman of the Board, W. H. Norris Lumber Company, Houston, 1957-1964;treasurer, Border Lumber Company, Weslaco, Texas, 1957-1964;vice president, Richard Joshua Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1964-1968;senior vice president, president professional products group, Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, 1968-1970;president, chief Executive officer, Kendall Company, Boston, 1970-1973;president, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1973-1974;president, Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, 1974-1981;chairman, Zoll Medical Corp, 1982-1996. Board directors Computer Software Systems Industries, Furman Lumber Company, Macrochem Corporation, Zoll Medical Corporation. Member of advisory commission on patents unites states department Commerce, 1966-1969.

Bd.visitors department chemistry Boston University.


Member N.A.M. (chairman science technical committee director 1970-1973), American Chemical Society, New York Academy Sciences, Association Research Dirs., Industrial Research Institute (director 1963-1969, president 1967-1968), Dirs. Industrial Research, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, University Club (New York City), Somerset Club (Boston), Harvard Club (Boston), Commercial Club (Boston), The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts), Bent Pine Golf Club (Vero Beach, Florida).


Married Martha Norris Land, May 15, 1944 (deceased). 1 child, Willard Mead. Married Virginia L. Jones, March 14, 1981 (divorced August 1996).

William Van Horn Bright

Bernice Hartwell (Reynolds) Bright

Martha Norris Land

Virginia L. Jones

Willard Mead Bright