Graco Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Roger L. King
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Since he joined Graco Inc. in 1971, Roger L. King has served as treasurer, chief financial officer and general manager of international and also European operations. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; career at Graco; internship; description of company in early 1970s; jobs as assistant to treasurer, treasurer and overseeing European operations; changes in position over five years; company functions; attracting investment; acquisitions; revenue growth; product development; expansion and business development in Europe and Asia; challenges of managing in Europe and Asia; translation; patent infringement; managing international operations; competition; size and cash and share value; evolution in management; facilities in Minnesota; equipment sales versus systems sales; reasons for Graco's success; his retirement.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: King, Roger L.
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Subject: Graco Inc.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/31/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 8.11
Accession Number AV2002.122.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Graco Inc. Oral History Project'

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