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manufacturing executive

William Allen Klopman, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Frank L. Geise textile award Philadelphia College Textile Science, Samuel Slater Distinguished Service award American Textile Institute, l986.


Klopman, William Allen was born on August 23, 1921 in New York City. Son of William and Hazel Alice (Wolfe) Klopman.


Bachelor, Williams College, 1943.


Apprentice, Burlington Industries, New York City, 1946-1947;president, Klopman Mills, Inc., New York City, 1960-1969;group vice president, Burlington Industries, New York City, 1972-1974;president/director, Burlington Industries, New York City, 1974-1976;chief Executive officer, Burlington Industries, New York City, 1976-1986. Board directors North Carolina National Bank, Charlotte.


Trustee North Carolina State University. President HoHoKus (New Jersey) School Board, 1968-1974. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations.

Member American Textile Manufacturing Institute (president 1982), Society of Fiber Science and Technology.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fly fishing, golf, tennis, photography.


Married Anne Lyon, December 28, 1944. Children: William A. Junior, Peter H., Linda A., Betsy L., James, Thomas S.

William Klopman

Hazel Alice (Wolfe) Klopman

Anne Lyon

William A. Junior Klopman

Peter H. Klopman

Linda A. Klopman

Betsy L. Klopman

James Klopman

Thomas S. Klopman