Born in Kingsport, Tennessee to Mamie Blanche and Thomas E. Shipley Sr.
Serves in the U.S. Navy.
Receives a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with honor from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Becomes an application engineer and product planner in the Specialty Control Department of General Electric Company in Waynesboro, VA.
Becomes manager of NC Machine Sales and then national sales manager at Monarch Machine Tool Co. in Sidney, Ohio.
Receives a plaque from the Numerical Control Society.
Receives a plaque from the Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Becomes vice president of marketing of U.S. Industries, Inc. in Ferndale, Michigan.
Becomes president of Machine Tool Sales Co. in Birmingham, Michigan.
Receives a plaque the Abrasive Engineering Society.
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