Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> May 25, 1998

Ronald C. Whitaker – Johnson Worldwide (jwaia)

RONALD C. WHITAKER has been President and CEO of Johnson Worldwide Associates Inc. (JWA) since October 1996, and is also a Director of Weirton Steel Corporation. From December 1995 to October 1996, Mr. Whitaker served as President and CEO of EWI, Inc., a supplier to the automotive industry. Prior to joining EWI, he was Chairman, President and CEO of Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc., President of Wheelabrator Corporation, and also held executive management positions at FMC Corporation. Mr. Whitaker received an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, and a B.A. Economics, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Profile
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