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Gerhard Andlinger

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Gerhard R. “Gerry” Andlinger (b. January 17, 1931 Linz, Austria) is an international business executive, philanthropist, sportsman, and founder of the private investment firm Andlinger & Company, Inc. Following service in the U.S. Army, and becoming a US citizen Gerhard Andlinger began his career with McKinsey & Company, a noted management consulting firm. In 1960, he was recruited to International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) by the legendary Harold Geneen as the first Director of Planning and Organization. Mr. Andlinger was named Group Executive - Far East in 1962. During that time he served on the board of directors of Nippon Electric Company (NEC) and Sumitomo Electric. He became the youngest elected Vice President of ITT at the age of 34. Mr. Andlinger left ITT in 1967 to become Chairman of Esterline Corporation, but was recruited back to ITT in 1972 in an unprecedented move to make him Chairman of ITT’s Levitt & Sons, Inc. He later served as President of ITT Europe and was elected Executive Vice President of ITT Corporation. In 1976, Mr. Andlinger formed his own private investment firm, Andlinger & Company, Inc. (A&Co.), where he continues to serve as Chairman. He has  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1931-01-17
Place of birth
Linz

Education

Institution From To
Harvard University
Princeton University

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