Papes, Robert 1943-

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PAPES, Robert 1943-

PERSONAL: Born October 30, 1943, in Chicago, IL; married Katheryne Palubicki, June 12, 1965; children: Kimberly Papes Trenck, Leah, Sabrina. Ethnicity: "Polish/Czech." Education: Bellarmine University, B.A., 1966.

ADDRESSES: Home—3241 Pimlico Blvd., Stow, OH 44224. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Employed by General Electric Co., 1966-85; James River, Greenville, SC, general manager, 1986-90; International Paper, Richmond, VA, general manager, 1990-92; General Services Industry, Nashville, TN, general manager, 1992-95; American P & Ds Paper, general manager in Buffalo, NY, and Chicago, IL, 1995-98; ITW, Twinsburg, OH, general manager, 1998-2002.

MEMBER: Turnaround Management Association, Ohio Manufacturing Association.


Turnaround, Cypress Publishing, 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: Robert Papes told CA: "My career in general management didn't start out to have a focus of turning around businesses, but my teams engineered four consecutive turnarounds of Herculean proportions. These turnarounds were in three different industries.

"In my book, Turnaround, I share my real-life experiences. Many books and seminars tell the audience what to do. My book not only tells the reader what to do, but how to do it as well. It is truly one of a kind.

"My inspiration for writing the book is a result of my strong desire to see manufacturing in our country survive against the threat of foreign goods. I believe that our economy depends upon our ability to produce the goods we need.

"My book is for anyone undertaking the daunting task of trying to save a business. It is suited for business majors, people with M.B.A. degrees, owners, general managers, chief operating officers, and chief executive officers. It is an easy read, as each chapter is short and tightly focused. It also has a workbook at the end of each chapter."