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Robert Cizik was Chairman, President, and CEO of Cooper Industries and a member of the RCA Board of Directors during the years the CED system was on the market.
Mr. Cizik is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries, Inc., where he previously served as treasurer, controller, vice president of planning, executive vice president and president. He received a B.S. with honors from the University of Connecticut in 1953, earned an M.B.A. with high distinction from the Harvard School of Business where he was a Baker Scholar, and was awarded an honorary LL.D. from Kenyon College. He is currently director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Harris Corporation, Panhandle Eastern Corporation and Temple-Inland, Inc. He is chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development. He is a director of the Associates of Harvard Business School and the Texas Business and Education Coalition. He serves on the Houston Grand Opera Board of Trustees and is a director of the National Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. He has repeatedly been honored by The Wall Street Transcript and Financial World, and has received additional awards for his management skills, business abilities and support of the arts.
- 1993 UConn SBA Hall of Fame Announcement
January 7, 1999, Pittsburgh, PA -- Koppers Industries, Inc. announced today that Robert Cizik has joined its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 1999.
Robert Cizik is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Cooper Industries, Inc. After joining Cooper Industries in 1961, he served in various positions before being named Chairman in 1983. He retired from Cooper Industries in April of 1996.
"We are delighted to have an individual with the talent, experience and impressive credentials of Mr. Cizik join Koppers Board", said Koppers Board Chairman Robert K. Wagner. "Mr. Cizik brings vast operating, senior executive, and Board level experiences with him to Koppers."
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mr. Cizik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. In 1983, he was awarded an honorary LL.D from Kenyon College. Mr. Cizik is Non-executive Chairman of Stanadyne Automotive. He also serves as a Director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Harris Corporation, and Temple-Inland, Inc., and an Advisory Director of Wingate Partners. Importantly, Mr. Cizik is a Director and former Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers.
An active participant in local civic and national organizations, Mr. Cizik is a director of the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Development Board. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and National Advisory Council of the Texas Heart Institute, and has served as a trustee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast where he was the 1994-95 Campaign Chairman. He has received numerous awards as an outstanding chief executive officer and as a leader in business support of the arts.
Koppers, based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, is a leading integrated producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for use in a variety of markets including the chemical, railroad, utility, wood preserving, rubber, aluminum, and steel industries. Koppers operates 21 domestic and 14 Australian and Pacific Rim facilities and serves European markets through its Tarconord joint venture in Denmark. On a combined basis, 1998 sales were approximately $700 million. The company's stock is held by a large number of management investors and by majority equity owner Saratoga Partners of New York City.
- 1999 Koppers Industries Press Release
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