Oral history interview with Robert Sherman Hatfield 1975

Oral history interview with Robert Sherman Hatfield 1975

 

Name:
Hatfield, Robert Sherman (Interviewee); Nackman, Mark E (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Robert Sherman Hatfield 1975
Abstract:
Education; sales training program at Continental Can; Jersey City plant production; changes in manufacture during World War II; personnel involved in development of beer can production; cone top vs. flat top cans; impact of Robert Heller Associates; post-war tin allocation program; administrative centralization/decentralization under Hans Eggerss, General Clay, Thomas Fogarty; area manager, 1952-6; formation of and problems with Southern Division; distinction between line and staff executive functions; promotions to executive vice president, later Chief Operating Officer; 1959 price war in metal cans; extruded and drawn wall method for two-piece can, Conoweld process; self-manufacture; Conoplan; environmental questions; international expansion; forecasts for metal, forest and diversified products.
Collection Name:
Continental Group project
Subjects:
Executives; Containers; Manufacturing processes; Factory management; International business enterprises; Hatfield, Robert Sherman; Continental Can Company
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1975
Note (Biographical):
Corporation executive.
Note:
Interviewed by Mark E. Nackman on May 13 and June 25, 1975.
Note (Provenance):
Robert Sherman Hatfield, Gift 1975
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13539806
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-nev0-5174