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William Frederick Andrews

private equity firm executive

William Frederick Andrews, American Manufacturing executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boys Scouts American, 1979, Significant Sig award Sigma Chi, 1992. Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1956. Member Bellemeade Country Club (Nashville), Highfield Country Club, Waterbury (Connecticut) Country Club, Chicago Club, University Club (New York City).


Andrews, William Frederick was born on October 7, 1931 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Frederick and Lydia Nielson (Cross) Andrews.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Maryland, 1953. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, 1961.


Product manager Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1965-1968, vice president, general manager Raleigh, North Carolina, 1968-1973, group vice president Nashville, 1973-1979, president Waterbury, 1979-1981, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1981-1986, Singer Sewing Machine Company, 1986-1989. President, Chief Executive Officer, chairman Massey Investment Company, 1989—1990. President, Chief Executive Officer University of Nevada, Reno Industries Inc., 1990—1992.

Chief Executive Officer, chairman board Amdura Corporation, Connecticut, 1992-1994. Principal Kohlberg & Company, LLC, 1992—1997, partner, since 1997. Board directors Corrections Corporation America, 1986—1998, chairman board directors, 2000—2008, chairman executive committee, since 2008.

Board directors Black Box, Inc., since 1992, Trex Company, Inc., since 1999, O'Charleys' Inc. Chairman board directors Utica Corporation, 1992—1994, Schrader Bridgeport, 1995—1998, Northwestern Steel & Wire Company, 1998—2001, Allied Aerospace Industries, Inc., 2000—2006, Katy Industries, Inc., since 2001, Singer Sewing Company, since 2004, Central Parking, since 2007, Thomas Nelson Public, since 2010. Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1956.


Member of Belle Meade Country Club (Nashville, Tennessee), International Polo Club Wellington, Florida Wanderers Club Wellington, Florida Golf Club of Tennessee, Tennessee University Club (New York City), Chicago Club.


Married Carol Beaman, February 8, 1962. Children: William Frederick III, Whitney, Carter, Clayton, Sloane.

William Frederick Andrews

Lydia Nielson (Cross) Andrews

Carol Beaman

William Frederick III Andrews

Whitney Andrews

Carter Andrews

Clayton Andrews

Sloane Andrews