Five in Firestone executive lineup tops in industry
|Title||Five in Firestone executive lineup tops in industry |
|Transcription||Among World Leaders /
Five In Firestone Executive Lineup Tops In Industry
Five of the men in Saturday's executive lineup at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. are among the foremost of the world's industrial leaders.
The five are James E. Trainer, Harvey H. Hollinger, John L. Cohill, Elton H. Schulenberg and John J. Shea.
Trainer, Firestone's long-time
production boss, was renamed
executive vice president of the concern and given added responsibilities.
Hollinger was moved up. He had been company treasurer. He will become vice president in charge of Firestone finance.
Cohill was elected by the company's board to a vice presidency in charge of domestic subsidiary concerns. He had been assistant to the president.
Schulenberg, assistant treasurer, was elevated to the treasurership, succeeding Hollinger.
Shea is the firm's new vice president and finance committee chairman. He had held the job Hollinger will take over, vice president in charge of
JAMES EDWARD TRAINER
is an industrial veteran who began his career with the Babcock & Wilcox Co. here in 1916.
He was born in New York City 61 years ago and was graduated in the 1914 class of Brooklyn's Pratt Institute Of Science And Technology as an electrical engineer.
With time out for World War I service—he was a lieutenant in the Army's Chemical Warfare Division—he stayed with B&W.
He had been seven years as that firm's general superintendent in charge of all manufacturing plants when he came to Firestone in 1939.
That tour of industrial duty saw him in charge of fabricating and installing the world's largest high-pressure hydraulic penstock system on the Hoover Dam at Boulder, Col.
HE JOINED Firestone as chief of production with jurisdiction over all the company's plants. He became vice president in charge of production a year and a half later.
For his work in World War II production he won two citations, one from the Army, one from the War Department which he served as a civilian assistant.
It was in the industrial safety field that Trainer also made a name for himself.
In a little less than 10 years, beginning in 1944, he reduced Firestone's accident frequency rate from 11.1 to 1.6. The job gave the company a National Safety Council honor award eight times in nine years.
Indirectly, Trainer received Freedom Foundation awards in 1952 and 1953 for excellence in company publications which he
HE IS A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the Professional Engineers and Surveyors and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Pratt Institute has him on its board as a trustee, the first of its alumni to be so honored.
Trainer also is a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce committee on national defense, the national board of the American Ordnance Association and chairman of its artillery division's executive committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Trainer—she was the former Mary Langan when they were married in 1925—live at 2220 Ridgewood
They have three children, James E. Trainer Jr., Thomas W. and Mrs. Ann T. Barry, and three grandchildren.
HOLLINGER went from North Lawrence, O., his birthplace, to Massillon High School, then to Columbus Business College.
He joined Firestone's clerical force in 1913, became an auditor in 1922, comptroller in 1928.
After 13 years as a director, he was elected company secretary in 1943, and its treasurer in 1948. He is 57 years old.
Hollinger is a Firestone Bank director and a trustee of Akron General Hospital. He and Mrs. Hollinger live at 620 Merriman rd.
JOHN LOUDON COHILL,
was born at Altoona, Pa. and educated mainly in England. He served with Canadian and British forces in World War I.
Joining Firestone's distribution system in India in 1920, he served as an executive of a number of the company's foreign and domestic subsidiaries.
He became assistant to the company's president in 1949 after a three-year term as Firestone International Co. vice president here.
Cohill is a Portage Country Club member. He belongs also to New York's Wings Club, the Port Elizabeth and Royal Calcutta, the Augusta National and the Metropolitan, Carollton, and Burning Tree Country Clubs.
He and Mrs. Cohill, the parents of four, live at 2060 Stockbridge rd.
SCHULENBERG is 57, a native of New Bremen, O., a 1927 graduate of Ohio State University. He joined Firestone the same year as an accountant in its international subsidiary.
He worked through the accounting ranks—chief accountant, general ledgers auditor— then did general accounting in various divisions.
He became assistant company treasurer in 1945 after six years as chief of Firestone accounting.
Schulenberg and the former Mildred B. Vornholt were married in 1925. They have two sons and a daughter and live at 315 Afton av.
SHEA, 56, also is an accountant. He started with Firestone
in 1907 after completing his education here. He was born at Columbus.
He worked outside of Akron only once—the company sent him to St. Louis in 1911 for a year as office manager there.
He became assistant auditor in 1920, auditor a year later,
and treasurer in 1922. He was named vice president and treasurer in 1941 and vice president in charge of finance in 1948.
Mrs. Shea was the former Agnes Delores Saunders before her marriage Nov. 15, 1927. They have three children, and they live at 780 Ridgecrest rd. |
|Description||Brief biographies of five executives at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. |
|Subject||Firestone Tire and Rubber Company|
|Names||Trainer, James Edward|
Hollinger, Harvey H.
Cohill, John L.
Schulenberg, Elton H.
Shea, John J.
|Publisher||Akron Beacon Journal|
|Contributors||Akron-Summit County Public Library|
|Format||8 x 10 in. |
|Source||FT_Five in Firestone.jpg |
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