Walter A. Fallon
Walter Addison Fallon
June 7, 1918
|Died||July 25, 2002 (aged 84)|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
|Known for||Chief executive of the Eastman Kodak Company|
Fallon was born in Schenectady, New York in 1918, son of Walter A. Fallon and Irene (Casier) Fallon. He studied chemistry, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Union College in 1940, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1941.
After his graduation he started his lifelong career at Eastman Kodak in 1941. In 1972 he was appointed chief executive and president, and since 1977 also served as its chairman until his retirement in July 1983. Under his tenure sales increased from $3.48 billion in 1972 to $10.8 billion in 1982. In 1983 he received the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal.
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