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Biographical entry Henry, Rodney Wilton (1915 - 1994)

CBE, FTSE

Born
17 August 1915
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
19 December 1994
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

Rodney Wilton Henry was managing director (1962-80) of Australian Newsprint Mills, for whom he had worked since 1946. He was a leader in the use of hardwood for making newsprint. During World War II he developed flashless gunpowder in England.

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1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938 - 1944
Career position - Technical Development Staff member at ICI in England
1944 - 1945
Career position - Manager of Newcastle Chemicals Company
1946
Career position - Chemist at Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM) in Boyer, Tasmania
1947 - 1956
Career position - Plant Deputy General Manager at ANM
1956 - 1962
Career position - General Manager of ANM
1962 - 1980
Career position - Managing Director of ANM
1972
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1974 - 1979
Career position - President of the National Safety Council
1981
Award - L R Benjamin Memorial Medal received

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