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Paper company executive

William Rupert Laidig was American paper company executive. Registered professional engineer, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas. President Village of Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1966-1967; trustee Marquette University, Milwaukee; board directors Tasman Chile Ltd., 1993. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1953. Member of Eagle Creek Country (Florida), Knights of Columbus, Elks.

Background

Laidig, William Rupert was born on February 3, 1927 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of George and Margaret Anne (Gnewuch) Laidig.

Education

Business Systems Modernization-Energy, Marquette University, 1949.

Career

Engineer, Inland Steel Products, 1949-1950;engineer, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1950-1962;manager, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1962-1966;manager, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Ashdown, Arkansas, 1966-1972;mill manager, Nekoosa Papers Inc., Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1972-1975;vice president, resident manager, Great Southern Paper Company, Cedar Springs., Georgia, 1975-1980;senior vice president, Great Southern Paper Company, Cedar Springs., Georgia, 1979-1980;president, Great Southern Paper Company, Cedar Springs., Georgia, 1980-1984;executive vice president, Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1980-1984;president, chief Executive officer, chairman, director, Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1984-1990;chairman, Jaakko Pöyry (United States of America), Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1991-1992;retired.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas.

Membership

President Village of Port Edwards, Wisconsin, 1966-1967. Trustee Marquette University, Milwaukee. Board directors Tasman Chile Ltd., 1993.

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1953. Member of Eagle Creek Country (Florida), Knights of Columbus, Elks.

Connections

Married Lorraine Mae Grom, January 2, 1952 (deceased ). Children: Ann Marie, Mary Katherine, Margaret Anne, William Andrew.

father:
George Laidig

mother:
Margaret Anne (Gnewuch) Laidig

spouse:
Lorraine Mae Grom

child:
Ann Marie Laidig

child:
Mary Katherine Laidig

child:
Margaret Anne Laidig

child:
William Andrew Laidig