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entrepreneur , business educator , corporate director

William Leroy Haeberle, Corporate director, business educator, entrepreneur ( ind: mfg.fin: finance service)corporate director, business educator, entrepreneur. Recipient Entrepreneur of Year award Ernst & Young, 1989, Entrepreneur of Year, Institute Hall of Fame. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air Force Association, Reserve Officers Association, American Legion, Metropolitan; Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Haeberle, William Leroy was born on May 19, 1922 in Marion County, Indiana, United States. Son of Louis Leroy and Marjorie Ellen (Jared) Haeberle.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1947. Doctor of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1952.


Member faculty Indiana University, Bloomington, since 1946, professor management, 1963-1985, professor emeritus, since 1985. Senior fellow Johnson Center for Entrpreneurship and Innovation, Kelly School Business Indiana University, since 1989. President, director National Entrepreneurship Foundation, since 1982.

Chairman Command Corporation, since 1996, vice chairman Prime Technology Inc., 1994-2002, Syndicate Sales Inc., since 1994, Norcote International Inc., 1994-2003, Impact Forge Inc., 1995—2005, Central Products, Inc., since 2004. Board directors Command Equity Group, Wildbirds Unlimited Inc., advisory board, 1995. President Cambridge Aircraft Leasing Company Inc., 1969-2004.

Advisor to owner/operations Statewide Aluminum, Inc. 1997—2006, Johnson Ventures, Inc., Anchor industries, Inc., since 2003, Equipment Technologies Inc, since 2003, Wabash Valley Produce, 2004-2006, Crew Corporation, since 2004, director, 2004. Advisor to owner/operations Productive Resources, Inc., since 2004, vice chairman, 2005, Gibbs Die Casting Corporation, since 2008, Central Indiana Marketing Technology Inc, since 2010, Employment Plus, since 2010, Tri-State Community Clinics LLC, since 2010.


Captain United States Army, 1943-1946. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve, 1982, retired. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air Force Association, Reserve Officers Association Sagamore of the Wabash, American Legion, Metropolitan Club New York, Union League Club Chicago, Columbia Club Indianapolis, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, gardening.


Married Yvonne Carlton, June 17, 1947. Children: Patricia, William C., David C. Member.

Louis Leroy Haeberle

Marjorie Ellen (Jared) Haeberle

Yvonne Carlton

Patricia Haeberle

William C. Haeberle

David C. Member Haeberle