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Metal company executive

William Oliver Bourke, American metal company executive. First lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948. M C.

Background

Bourke, William Oliver was born on April 12, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Emmett and Mable Elizabeth (D'Arcy) Bourke.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1944-1945;Bachelor of Science in Commerce, DePaul University, 1951.

Career

With, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1956-1960;national distribution manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1960-1964;general sales manager, Ford Canada, Toronto, Ontario., 1964-1967;assistant managing director, Ford Australia, Melbourne, 1967-1970;manager director, Ford Australia, Melbourne, 1970-1971;president, Ford Asia-Pacific and South Africa, Inc., Melbourne, 1971-1972;president, Ford Asia-Pacific, Inc., Melbourne, 1972-1973;president, Europe, Inc., 1973-1975;Chairman of the Board, Europe, Inc., 1975-1980;executive vice president, Ford North America Automotive Operations, Dearborn, 1980-1981;also board directors, Ford North America Automotive Operations, Dearbornexecutive vice president, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1981-1983;president, chief operating officer, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1983-1986;president, Chief Executive Officer, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1986-1988;Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1988-1992.

Membership

First lieutenant Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1944-1948. M C.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Philbey, September 4, 1970. Children: Judith A., Andrew E., Edward A.

father:
Robert Emmett Bourke

mother:
Mable Elizabeth (D'Arcy) Bourke

spouse:
Elizabeth Philbey

child:
Judith A. Bourke

child:
Andrew E. Bourke

child:
Edward A. Bourke