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William Lyle Hansberger

manufacturing executive

William Lyle Hansberger, American manufacturing executive.


Hansberger, William Lyle was born on December 22, 1921 in Worthington, Minnesota, United States. Son of Floyd Lester and Edith May (Vail) Hansberger.


Student, Dunwoody Institute, 1942. Student, International Business Machines Corporation, 1944.


Engineer trainee International Business Machines Corporation, Chicago and Endicott, New York, 1942-1945. Design engineer National Acoustic Products, Chicago, 1944-1946. Owner Hansberger Tool & Die, 1946-1947.

Owner, founder Sportsmans Golf (Ram Golf), 1948. President Sportsmans-Ram Golf, 1948-1970. Vice president manufacturing and research Ram Golf, 1970-1975, 91—, vice president, chairman board Pontotoc and Melrose Park, Illinois, 1980-1990, Melrose Park, 1980-1990.

Vice president manufacturing and research Colgate, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1975-1980. Also board directors Ram Golf, Chicago. Owner and executive vice president Hansberger Precision Golf, Pontotoc, Mississippi, since 1993.


Education advisor Itawamba Junior College, Fulton, Mississippi, 1982. Advisor external research advisory committee Mississippi State University, Starkville, since 1990. President Rotary, Pontotoc, 1970, Northeast Emergency Medical Services Council, Pontotoc, 1978.

Board directors, Mississippi Health Council, Pontooc, 1976. Member Young President Organization (elected member Chicago chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Cattle, horses.


Married Constance Benna, August 20, 1944 (divorced 1962). Children: Thomas, Gerald, Patricia. Married Clytee Smith, November 29, 1985.

Children: Lisa, Joey, Susan.