Born to parents Clarence and Lavene in Fort Smith, AR.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas.
Is an industrial engineer for the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY.
Is commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, for which he serves until 1964.
Is a cost estimator for the Borg Warner Corporation in Fort Smith, AR until 1966.
Undertakes graduate studies in industrial engineering at the University of Arkansas until 1967.
Serves as vice president of operations at Fort Smith Table and Furniture until 1969.
Serves as engineering manager, vice president, president and chief operating officer of Tetra Plastics Inc. until 1991.
Graduates from the OPM program at Harvard University Business School.
Negotiates the sale of Tetra Plastics Inc. to Nike Inc.
Serves as president and chief executive officer of Nike IHM Subsidiary until 2000.
Is elected as the Businessman of the Year for Chesterfield, MO.
Is an advisory board member at the University of Kansas through 2022.
Is a national board director at the Plastics Industry Association until 1997.
Is vice president of advanced research and development for global footwear at Nike Inc. in Beaverton, OR until 2001.
Is vice president of special projects at Nike Inc. until 2004.
Consults with Nike Inc. regarding European footwear operations until 2006.