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container manufacturing company executive

William John Smith, American container manufacturing company executive. Trustee Syracuse University, advisory board College Engineering Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta Tau.

Background

Smith, William John was born on June 27, 1926 in Cranford, New Jersey, United States. Son of William J. and Caroline S. (Gaffney) Smith.

Education

Biomedical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1950. Graduate, advanced management program Harvard University, 1967. Graduate, Dartmouth Institute, 1976.

Career

With, American Can Company, 1950-1982;senior vice president technical and research and development, American Can Company, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1974-1980;chairman corporation operating committee, American Can Company, 1979-1980;president Paper Sector, American Can Companycorporation executive vice president Paper Sector, American Can Company, 1980-1982;president, chief Executive officer, United States Can Company, Oak Brook, Illinois, since 1983.

Membership

Trustee Syracuse University, advisory board College Engineering Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta Tau. Clubs: Chicago, Carlton (Chicago), Landmark (Stamford, Connecticut).

Connections

Married Dolores A. Masson, November 14, 1953. Children: Karen Smith Finnell, Judith, William John, John, Steven.

father:
William J. Smith

mother:
Caroline S. (Gaffney) Smith

spouse:
Dolores A. Masson

child:
Karen Smith Finnell Smith

child:
Judith Smith

child:
William John Smith

child:
John Smith

child:
Steven Smith