William Ludwig Spliethoff Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1946. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1953.
Research chemist E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1952-1960. Director market research chemical division General Mills, Inc., Kankakee, Illinois, 1960-1962, manager commercial development, 1962-1967. Assistant managing director Polymer Corporation, Sydney, Australia, 1967-1969.
Vice president General Mills Chemicals, Inc., Minneapolis, 1969-1977. Executive vice president Henkel Corporation, 1977-1986. Management consultant Chanhassen, 1986—1999, Naples, Florida, from 1999.
Board directors Princess Soft Toys, Inc. Senior vice president Henkel of America, New York City, 1981-1986. Chairman Habib-General, Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan, 1970-1979, Nutralgum, S.P.A., Milan, 1972-1985, Henkel Ireland Ltd., Cork, 1975-1986.
Vice president Chem-Plast, S.P.A., Milan, 1977-1986, Poliamidas de Venezuela, S.A., Caracas, 1975-1986, Gemisa, S.A. de Curriculum Vitae, Mexico City, 1979-1986.
Member board education, Kankakee, 1964-1967. Member American Chemical Society, Chemical Market Research Association, Commercial Development Association (honor award 1982), Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Married Dorothy Coffman, June 11, 1949. Children: Christina Spliethoff Hansen, Karen Spliethoff Walker, William Mark. Married Marjorie Ann Johnson, November 15, 1971.