James B. Stone
Jim Stone earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with
honor, from MTU in 1940 and made his career with the General
Foods Corporation. He later attended the Advanced Management
Training Program of the Harvard Graduate Business School.
He started as a student engineer in the Post Division, Battle
Creek. In 1960, he began work in Jell-O operations and in
the Post division where he rose through various positions
before being elected a vice president of General Foods Corp.
and vice president-corporate engineering in 1967. He retired
in 1982 as president of Pacific Operations and vice president
of General Foods Corporation. He was awarded a Board of Control
Silver Medal in 1969, an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree
in 1975 and is a life trustee of the Michigan Tech Board and
a member of the Presidents Club.