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Glass company executive

William Alexander Kerr, American Glass company executive ( ind: manufacturing)glass company executive. Recipient Small and Medium Size Enterprises Albert M. Sargent Progress Award, Society Manufacturing Engineers, 1992. Member Glass Packaging Institute (trustee 1968-1981, Chairman.1975-1976, Glass Man of Year 1982).


Kerr, William Alexander was born on January 5, 1915 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Alexander H. and Ruth Hertha (Kalbus) Kerr.


1944; Bachelor of Science in management, University of Southern California.


Registered profile engineer, California. Licensed pilot. Pilot captain Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, Missoury, 1942-1951. Business manager Kerr Sport Shop, Beverly Hills, California, 1951-1952.

Assistant director flight test department Northrup Aircraft, Hawthorne, California, 1952-1957. With Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corporation, Los Angeles, 1937-1941, 57-85, chairman, 1975-1983, chief Executive officer, 1967-1981. Consultant Kerr Glass, Los Angeles, 1984-1985, management consultant, Encino, California, 1985^.

Board of directors Kerr Foundation, Encino, California, since 1957, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, since 1969. Advisory board directors S.G.I. International, La Jolla, California, 1985^, Parco International, Irvine, California, 1987^. Elder BelAir Presby. Church, Los Angeles, 1974-1984.


  • Registered professional engineer, California. Licensed pilot.


Elder BelAir Presby. Church, Los Angeles, 1974—1984. Board dirs Kerr Foundation, Encino, 1957. Board tustees Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1973—2010.

Advisory board directors Parco International, Irvine, from 1987. Member of Glass Packaging Institute (trustee 1968-1981, chairman 1975-1976), Jonathan, Birnam Woods (Glass Man of Year 1982).


Married Beverly Lucille Kendall, April 30, 1944. Children: Constance Kerr Cox, William Bruce, David A.(deceased).

Alexander H. Kerr

Ruth Hertha (Kalbus) Kerr

Beverly Lucille Kendall

Constance Kerr Cox Kerr

William Bruce Kerr

David A. Kerr (deceased)