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
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-nev0-5174
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.