G. E. Hirt - General Time President
Alex Stamatakas - General Time Executive V.P.
H. B. Whitehead - Sr. V.P. and P.P.P. General Manager - Retired April 1, 1970 - will continue as consultant through 1973. Started 1953.
John Serafini - Will succeed Mr. Whitehead as General Manager of Precision Products & Parts Division (st. 1950)
G. Smith - Division Mgr. of Manufacturing
M. Long - Division Controller
J. Ebers - Plant Manager
R. Culbertson - Manufacturing Superintendent
A. Spetzler - Division Manager of Engineering& Automation
E. Cielaszyk - Chief Engineer
D. Hayden - Division Information, systems and Services Mgr.
Walter Kolodziej - Club President
50 years service
Henry Anke (Traffic & Shipping) (st. 1920)
Paul Splittstoesser (Casting)
Charles Keenan - oldest living member of Club - 92 years old - attended the meeting.
91 - Honored for 35 years of service (Largest group to be honored for 35 years.)
65 - Honored for 25 years of service.
Total Membership - 1,015 (42% of all employed at Westclox) (1,015 Active members - 486 Associate members)
Approximately 1,908 individuals have been honored by the Club since 1918.
Elected - John Heitman Club President 1971
C. Pellegrini, Chairman - 79.9% employee participation. 51 departments 100% - total $21,724 - employees contribution; $12,000 General Time Foundation donation.
R. Kalman (Purchasing) President
G. Sonnenberg (Cost Est. Sup.),
R. St. Martin
E. F. Cielaszyk (Chief Engineer)
West end of Plant - holds 75 cars (new)
Now one department
held at Starved Rock June 22, 23, 24
conducted by Plant Nurse - Madge Schmitt
Guaranteed women equal employment opportunities. Women encouraged to bid on job openings.
Assures pension for district 50 employees
July 19 through August 2
Warren Hammerich - Foreman Final Assembly - now also Foreman Final Assembly
Fuze (st. Westclox 1941)
D. Bray - (Was Personnel Manager) now Salaried Personnel Mgr.
F. Shaede - (was Wage and Salary Analyst) now - Assistant Salaried Personnel Manager
C. Sprung - (Was Labor Relations Manager) now - Plant Industrial Relations Manager
D. Andrews - Hourly Employment Supervisor
Lloyd Hoelle - Safety and Security Officer (st. 1938)
R. Luck - Labor Relations Rep.
Ted Martin - Foreman Plating & Lacquer (st. 1945)
W. Donnelley - Assistant Foreman Lacquer (st. 1946)
John Renkosik - Foreman Electrical department replacing John Samlin who retired
B. J. Abdella - V. P. Marketing announced following marketing changes
C. J. Elkins - Special Markets Development Manager
J. A. Musial - Marketing Administration Manager
W. Simpson - Special Products Mgr.
C. Clay - Supervisor Customer Service
S. Crouse - Production Control Manager
R. Kuetzer - Special Product Engineer reporting to R. Culbertson
J. Stowe - Utility Foreman
John Pietrowski - Assistant Foreman Parts & Subassembly
E. Tiggeman - (Master Planner) - now Buyer (st. 1940)
G. Koehler - (Foreman Stores Dept.) - now Master Planner (st. 1948)
Martiin Flaherty - (Utility Foreman) - now Foreman Stores Dept.
E. Cielaszyk - Chief Engineer (st. 1941)
Joined General Time as Director of Manufacturing - 1953
Elected Vice President - 1954
Appointed V. P. Consumer Products - 1957
Assumed responsibility Westclox LaSalle - Peru Plant - 1958
Appointed V. P. International Operations - 1964
Named Senior V. P. for G. T. Corporation and became General manager of P.P.P. Division - 1965
Retired - 1970
1967 - International Division of General Time (Assigned to)
1963 - Director of General Time Overseas Procurement, as well as Manager of Engineering for Westclox (a position he assumed in 1958)
1952 - Chief Engineer and Consulting Engineer of G.T.
1940 - Chief engineer Westclox
1929 - Chief Designer
August 1924 - Started in Manufacturing Experimental Department
|Name||Years of service|
|George Dowling||47 years service|
|*||Henry Anke||50 years of service|
|Sophie Lyeuski||33 years service|
|John Romano||45 (early retirement0|
|John Budziak||46 (was Plant Mail boy 1919|
Bowling (Men's Leagues, Women 's Leagues & Mixed League)
Golfing Associations (Men and Women)
(Part of speech by G.T. Executive V.P. A. Stamatakas)
Talley Industries was formed in February 1960 by Mr. Talley and Mr. Hirt. The basic product of Talley was military aircraft emergency escape equipment such as the ballistic rocket catapult which was the first safe low altitude-ejection seat rocket developed for the military. Mr.. Hirt is the patent holder of this unit and other similar items. Talley was actually a two-man company in 1960. . The business grew rapidly during the early 1960's, and in 1967 a major expansion program by acquisition was initiated. In ten years, Talley Industries has grown from sales of zero to $300 million in 1970.
Talley Company management took office (over General time Corporation) in 1968.
Military business has been cut drastically - in 1970 billings 19.5 million dollars - a reduction of nine million dollars.
Spring-driven Clocks and watches slightly better than 1969 - 1969 sales 29.8 million dollars, an increase 1.5 million dollars . . . (LaSalle Plant only).
Quartz Clock units on test keeping time within one second.
Installed Prenco Burning Unit which will take care of our Water pollution problems - will be in operation 1/71
Air Pollution problem is still being worked on.
Employment level - lowest it has been in years - salaried, as well as production workers. Economy now showing some signs of recovery.
1971 - Increasing advertising budget by 10%, and on spring
clocks it is being increased 100% . . . . plus adding sweep seconds hands
to out Bens should increase our spring clock sales.
January 1971 - introduce sixteen models of clock radios.
Completed tooling for a humidistat control for home humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
Finished tooling a spring-driven timer for gas stoves, outdoor gas broilers and for sprinklers.
Intend to increase our Wrist Watch sales 30% - tooling to make several different models of men's cases here - intend to produce 1/3 to 1/2 our requirements.
March 1971 - mold and finish all our wrist watch boxes.
|J. Serafini||Vice President and General Manager (Westclox Divisions and E.T.L.|
|M. E. Long||Division Controller|
|R. H. Priser||Division Manager of Product Development|
|D. R. St. Clair||Director - Automation Engineering|
|J. H. Wright||Division Manager of Industrial Relations|
|(E. R. Farneti)||(Plant Mgr. - Athens)|
|Plant Manager - LaSalle|
|B. J. Adbella||V.P. and Manager marketing/Consumer Products|
|R. A. Enders||Merchandising Manager|
|J. H. Finnell||Marketing Manager|
|D. W. Hayden||Distribution Service Manager|
|R. Ristau||LaSalle Plant Manager|
|E. Cielaszyk||Product Engineering Manager|
|R. C. Kotecki||Manufacturing Engineering Manager|
|R. Culbertson||Manufacturing Superintendent|
|R. F. St. Martin
|Manufacturing Services Manager (retired 10/31/75) -
Plant Maintenance Manager
|D. J. Baznik||Material Control Manager|
|G. W. Koehler||Production Control Manager|
|F. Mahnich||Purchasing Manager|
|C. M. Pellegrini||Quality Control Manager|
Purchased plant at Franklin Springs, GA - to make room for transfer of NEW TRAVEL CLK AND DAY/DATE MOVEMENTS (Springwound) ----- developed at LaSalle - Movement will go into all travel clocks and also small boutique clocks. BABY BEN will use the new Day/Date Movement.
The 17 jewel wrist watches will also be transferred to LaSalle to this new facility for production. (2/75 - 100 models of the 17 J W. Watches were transferred - Engineering is still being done in LaSalle.
QUARTZMATIC MOVEMENT - developed and in production at LaSalle for desk and wall clocks - transferred to Athens.
NEW FACILITY at Davenport, Iowa - for the assembly of wrist watches - Quartzmatic Analog and L.E.D. transferred from LaSalle.
|Big Ben (springwound)||794,655|
|Baby Ben "||1,102,310 (1976 - to use Travel mov't to be transferred to Athens)|
|Two Inch "||1.424.962|
|Four Inch "||2,028,162|
|Travalarms||449,777 (1975 - 76 - to use Travel mov't to be transferred to Athens)|
|Quartzmatic Wrist Watches||67,668 (1975 - 76 trans. to Davenport Plant)|
|Jeweled Wrist Watch (Franklin Springs, GA)||296,937 (1/2 LaSalle - 1/2 Athens - 1976 Athens - Engineering done in LaSalle)|
|Solid State Digital||11,902 (In 1976 to be transferred to Davenport, Iowa - new plant)|
|Electric Clocks - Digital||558,327|
|Electric Clocks - Analog||3,441,456|
Springwound timers (LaSalle) - (1976 - to be transferred to Eastern Time Ltd.)
Weather Instruments (trans. from LaSalle to Gadsden plant)
Production on above - 140,406