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Oil company executive

William Fredrick Ganskopp, American oil company executive. Recipient Barge Mathematics award Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1936, citation Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, Livorno, Italy. Member Retired Officers Association (life, program chairman 1981-1982), Gainesville Golf and Country Club, Masons.

Background

Ganskopp, William Fredrick was born on July 24, 1915 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herman and Ida Helene (Hecht) Ganskopp.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Lafayette College, 1938. Diploma in advanced management, Northwestern University, Caracas, Venezuela, 1960.

Career

Engineer, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, Elizabeth, 1938-1942;captain, 703d engineers, Africa, Italy, 1942-1945;gas engineer, Creole Petroleum Corporation, Caracas, Venezuela, 1946-1951;manager gas section, Creole Petroleum Corporation, Caracas, Venezuela, 1954-1962;drilling engineer, Creole Petroleum Corporation, Jusepin, Venezuela, 1952-1954;natural gas department head, Esso Nederland, Hague, The Netherlands, 1962-1965;natural gas executive, Esso Eastern, Sydney, Australia, 1965-1968;president, Gan-Ed, Inc., Columbus, North Carolina, 1970-1978;chief Executive officer, Gan-Ed, Inc., Columbus, North Carolina, 1978-1981;director, consultant, Owosso Gan, Inc., Gainesville, Florida, since 1981.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Despite The Odds, 1998. Patentee self-propelled golf cart. Patentee in Canada, Japan and Mexico.

Membership

Member Retired Officers Association (life, program chairman 1981-1982), Gainesville Golf and Country Club, Masons.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis, bridge, chess.

Connections

Married Neale Irene Crosby, July 9, 1942. Children: Jennifer Winell, Daryl Stephen.

father:
Herman Ganskopp

mother:
Ida Helene (Hecht) Ganskopp

spouse:
Neale Irene Crosby

child:
Jennifer Winell Ganskopp

child:
Daryl Stephen Ganskopp