Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 10, 1999

Thomas W. Itin – Williams Controls Inc (wmco)

THOMAS W. ITIN is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ajay Sports, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pro Golf of America, Inc. He is also Chairman and President of Enercorp, Inc., Founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Controls, Inc., Founder of Roadmaster Industries, Inc., and Founder and President of TWI International, Inc. Mr. Itin is in charge of corporate development and sources of funding; mergers, acquisitions, divestitures; resort condominium projects in the USA; housing and labor camp building construction projects in the Middle East and North Africa. He funded development and construction of Michigan International Speedway for Formula 1 and NASCAR auto races. He funded development and construction of Windsor Raceway in Canada for harness racing. He was among the founders of Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co. which merged into Jefferson Pilot. He was also with Mobil International, Inc., in New York, North Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Itin was appointed to the Cornell University Council, serving six years on its Advisory Board and as Chairman of the Technology Transfer Committee. From 1996 to 2000, he was a member of the Cornell Research Foundation Board. He was awarded a BS, ILR by Cornell and he continued studies at the Johnson School prior to earning an MBA in 1959 at New York University's Stern Graduate School of Business. While a PhD candidate at New York University, he accepted a foreign position with Mobil Oil. Mr. Itin has international business experience in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Venezuela, Europe, UK, Mexico, China and the Pacific Rim. Profile
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