Title: Paper Company Executive (Retired)
Company: Strathmore Paper Company
Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
John Gardiner Gallup, Retired Paper Company Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business.
From beautifully textured artists’ mediums to the everyday sheets used for important documents and hurried notes, paper has been Mr. Gallup’s professional life since he joined the Strathmore Paper Company in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1955. He entered the industry after several years in management, and by the time he retired had become division manager of corporate fine papers with the International Paper Company and president of the Strathmore Paper Company. Mr. Gallup also became a prominent figure in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, and has served as senior vice president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of several economic and social groups in the area.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Prentiss Brownell and Evelyn Gallup, Mr. Gallup served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1947, attended Dartmouth College to earn an AB in 1949, and joined Mercantile Stores Company Inc. in 1950 as a buyer. He married in 1951 to Paula Burgee, and is the proud father of Susan, Paula, and Bruce. Mr. Gallup continued to excel as department manager of the J.B. White Company in South Carolina, and went on to the Castner Knott Department Store in Tennessee. From 1952 to 1955, he worked as an assistant store manager for A.T. Gallup, Inc. in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mr. Gallup found his calling with Strathmore, and was made division manager and president in 1970. From 1981 to 1986, he served as director of the American Pad and Paper Company in Holyoke, and in 1989 he joined the International Paper Company. Mr. Gallup was able to retire in 1992.
While providing paper to scribbling Americans, Mr. Gallup also participated in finance, and was the director of the Bank of New England-West in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1971 to 1992. He further supported the Bank of New England-Boston, as well as the Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation, the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Community Music School, St. Andrew’s Church Longmeadow, Plan for Progress, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. He is a member of numerous paper trade groups, notably as an executive committee member of the Cover and Text Paper Group of the American Paper Institute and as former president of the Boston Paper Trade Association. In 1998, Mr. Gallup was honored with a William Pynchon Honorary Degree in Humanics from Springfield College, where he had served as trustee from 1979 to 1991.
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