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Biographical entry Elsworth, Frank Cadwallader (1907 - 1973)

Born
16 February 1907
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
1973
Occupation
Food technologist

Summary

Frank Cadwallader Elsworth was Managing Director of Dewey and Almy Pty Ltd (later W R Grace Australia Limited) from 1945-72, and its Chairman of Directors from 1967. He was instrumental in starting subsidiaries in New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan. He was a Director of each subsidiary, as well as Regional Director for the company in the Pacific and Far East. Elsworth began his career in food technology as Chief Chemist and later Technical Director of The Henry Jones Sons Group of Companies (1929-41). At the onset of war he was seconded by the Australian government to become Executive Assistant to the Director General, Australian War Supplies Procurement in Washington DC (1941-45). Throughout his career he also served on many international food committees.

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1928
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1929 - 1941
Career position - Chief Chemist and later Technical Director at The Henry Jones Sons Group of Companies
1941 - 1945
Career position - Executive Assistant to the Director General of Australian War Supplies Procurement in Washington DC
1945 - 1972
Career position - Managing Director of Dewey and Almy Pty Ltd (later W.R. Grace Australia Limited) in Melbourne
1947
Career position - Foundation President of the Food Technology Association of Victoria
1950 - 1951
Career position - President of the Council of Australian Food Technology Associations (CAFTA)
1953
Career position - First Chairman of the Australian Southern Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA
1967 - 1972
Career position - Vice-President of the Industrial Chemicals Group of W. R. Grace & Co. in New York, USA
1967 - 1972
Career position - Chairman of Dewey and Almy Pty Ltd (later W.R. Grace Australia Limited)

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