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Collyer Resigns BFG Chairmanship
For the first time in nearly 21 years, John Lyon Collyer was no longer an officer today of the B. F. Goodrich Co.
The veteran executive has resigned as board chairman but will continue as a member and as chairman of the executive committee.
J. W. KEENER, president and chief executive officer succeeds Collyer as presiding officer of the board. The chairman's post will not be filled for the time being.
Collyer relinquished his duties as chief executive officer Sept. 30, 1958, after heading the company 19 years. From 1939 to 1950, he was president and chief executive. He was both president and chairman from 1950 to 1954, and has been chairman since then.
COLLYER will be 67 Sept. 18. Under Goodrich regulations, officers and employes are retired at 65 and directors at 70.
For 10 years prior to joining Goodrich, Collyer was with Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. in England. He was managing director of the firm when he returned to this country.
From 1923-29 he was with Dunlop Tire & Rubber Co. of Buffalo, where he became vice president and for eight years prior to then he was employed by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co. |