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Author Brandt, E. N

Title Chairman of the board : a biography of Carl A. Gerstacker / E.N. Brandt
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Rollie and Eda, 1916-34 -- Dumbbell, 1934-39 -- Troubleshooter, 1940-46 -- The mentor, 1946-59 -- The Troika, 1960-67 -- Chairman of the board, 1968-76 -- Elder statesman, 1976-81 -- Philanthropist, 1981-87 -- The beloved city, 1987-95
Summary Carl A. Gerstacker was born in 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio. At an early age his father, Rollin, instilled in him an interest in finance and the stock market. In 1930, when Carl turned fourteen, Rollin advised his son to withdraw his paper-route and odd-job money from a local bank and invest it all in The Dow Chemical Company. It was the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime. After high school, Carl landed an hourly position with Dow Chemical as a lab assistant and, at the same time, pursued an engineering degree at the University of Michigan as part of the compan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Gerstacker, Carl A., 1916-
Gerstacker, Carl A., 1916-
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Chemical Company.
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography
Chemical industry -- United States -- History
Chemical industry.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerstacker, Carl A., 1916-
ISBN 0870138960