Thomas Roy Jones (April 26, 1890 - June 21, 1985) was an American industrialist and management author, known as business school graduate, company president, and recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1951.
The Henry Laurence Gantt Medal was established in 1929 by the American Management Association and the Management section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for "distinguished achievement in management and service to the community" in honour of Henry Laurence Gantt. By the year 1984 in total 45 medals had been awarded.
Jones was born in Kingman, Kansas in 1890 to Joseph Francis Jones and Emma Laura (Miller) Jones. He obtained his BSc at the University of Kansas in 1913, and obtained a postgraduate degree from Harvard Business School in 1917.
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Kingman County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,177.
The University of Kansas, also referred to as KU, is a public research university with its main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, and several satellite campuses, research and educational centers, medical centers, and classes across the state of Kansas.. Two branch campuses are in the Kansas City metropolitan area on the Kansas side: the university's medical school and hospital in Kansas City, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and a hospital and research center in the state's capital of Topeka. There are also educational and research sites in Garden City, Hays, Leavenworth, Parsons, and Topeka, and branches of the medical school in Salina and Wichita. The university is one of the 62 members of the Association of American Universities.
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBS Online and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies and the monthly Harvard Business Review. It is home to the Baker Library/Bloomberg Center.
Jones started his career in industry as works manager of the motor works of the Moline Plow Company, was assistant general manager at the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, and was vice-president and general manager at the Harris Seybold Potter Company at Cleveland. in 1932-33 he joined the American Type Founders as general manager, and vice-president of its sales corporation.
The Moline Plow Company was an American manufacturer of plows and other farm implements, headquartered in Moline, Illinois, USA.
The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company was an American machine tool builder headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Incorporated in 1889, the company was formed for the purpose of building and promoting innovative new machine tool designs, especially milling machines. The principals in forming the company were Frederick A. Geier and Fred Holz. It was formed from the Cincinnati Screw and Tap Co. A partnership of George Mueller and Fred Holtz that became more successful building machine tools,
American Type Founders (ATF) was a business trust created in 1892 by the merger of 23 type foundries, representing about 85% of all type manufactured in the United States. The new company, consisting of a consolidation of firms from throughout the United States, was incorporated in New Jersey.
Next Jones became chairman and chief executive officer of Daystrom Company, a management holding company that owned five different companies: American Type Founders, Daystrom Furniture, Daystrom Electric, Daystrom Laminates and Daystrom Instruments Division.In 1954 Daystrom bought Heath Company and was in 1962 absorbed by oilfield service company Schlumberger Ltd.. Shortly afterwards, in 1963, Jones retired. In these days Jones had also served as president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Heathkit is the brand name of kits and other electronic products produced and marketed by the Heath Company. The products over the decades have included electronic test equipment, high fidelity home audio equipment, television receivers, amateur radio equipment, robots, electronic ignition conversion modules for early model cars with point style ignitions, and the influential Heath H-8, H-89, and H-11 hobbyist computers, which were sold in kit form for assembly by the purchaser.
Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs approximately 100,000 people representing more than 140 nationalities working in more than 85 countries. Schlumberger has four principal executive offices located in Paris, Houston, London, and the Hague.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is an advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, with additional offices across the country. It is the nation's largest manufacturing industrial trade association, representing 14,000 small and large manufacturing companies in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Jay Timmons has led the organization as President and CEO since 2011.
From 1953 to 1970, Jones was a member of the board of trustees of Lafayette College.
Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania, with a campus in New York City, New York. Founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter and the citizens of Easton, the school first held classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 1824–25, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services... in the great cause of freedom". Lafayette is considered a Hidden Ivy as well as one of the northeastern Little Ivies.
In 1951 the American Management Association and ASME had awarded Jones the annual Henry Laurence Gantt Medal. Jones died at his home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in 1985 at the age of 95.
The American Management Association (AMA) is an American non-profit educational membership organization for the promotion of management, based in New York City. The association has its headquarter in New York City, and has local head-offices throughout the world.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach." ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, an advocacy organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization. Founded as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America, ASME is today multidisciplinary and global.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea", and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood.
Henry Laurence Gantt, A.B., M.E. was an American mechanical engineer and management consultant who is best known for his work in the development of scientific management. He created the Gantt chart in the 1910s.
William Beverly Murphy was an American food businessman. He was the president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company between 1953 and 1972. From 1942 to 1945 he was on leave from Campbell's Soup to the War Production Board. Prior to joining Campbell's Soup he was at the A.C. Nielsen Company (1928–1938) where he is credited with conceiving the idea for the Nielsen Food Index and Nielsen Drug Index Services. Murphy was also a life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation.
Henry Wallace Clark was an American consulting engineer, known for popularizing the work of Henry Gantt with his 1922 work "The Gantt chart; a working tool of management".
Horace Bushnell Cheney was an American administrator, who was general manager and vice-president of Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company, in the nowadays called Cheney Brothers Historic District.
Arthur Howland Young was an American engineer, vice president of U.S. Steel, lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the California Institute of Technology, pioneer of management-labor relations, and recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1933.
William Loren Batt was an American mechanical engineer, and president SKF Industries, Inc., awarded the Order of Vasa in 1923, the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1940, and the Hoover Medal in 1951.
John Milton Hancock was an American engineer, navy man, interim-manager and Wall Street banker. He is known for distinguished achievement in industrial management in the privat and public sector, for which he has been awarded the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1944.
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Arthur Clinton Spurr was an American lawyer, manager, consulting engineer, business executive at the Wheeling Traction Company and President of the Monongahela Power Company. He is known as public utility executive and investment counselor, and as recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1949.
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Henning Webb Prentis Jr. was an American industrialist, known as president of the Armstrong Cork Company, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, and recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1956. In the 1940s, he described the “Prentis Cycle”, according to which popular self-governance leads people from bondage to abundance and back to bondage.
Harold Francis Smiddy was an American engineer, business manager, and management consultant, known as the 17th president of General Electric, and recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1957.
Richard Redwood (Red) Deupree was an American businessman, president of Procter & Gamble and chairman of its board. He was the first Procter & Gamble president, who was not a Procter or Gamble family member, and was recipient of the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in 1959.
Robert Elton Brooker was an American business executive at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Whirlpool Corporation, and Montgomery Ward, and recipient of the 1972 Henry Laurence Gantt Medal.
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