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chemical company executive

William Ludwig Spliethoff, American chemical company executive. 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.

Background

Spliethoff, William Ludwig was born on April 8, 1926 in Matamoras, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Oscar and Louisa (Rummel) Spliethoff.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Dorothy Coffman, June 11, 1949. Children: Christina Spliethoff Hansen, Karen Spliethoff Walker, William Mark. Married Marjorie Ann Johnson, November 15, 1971.

father:
Oscar Spliethoff

mother:
Louisa (Rummel) Spliethoff

spouse:
Marjorie Ann Johnson

spouse:
Dorothy Coffman

child:
Christina Spliethoff Hansen Spliethoff

child:
William Mark Spliethoff

child:
Karen Spliethoff Walker Spliethoff