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John W. Fisher

January 1, 2019

Chairman Emeritus Ball Corporation (Deceased) – Muncie, Indiana

John W. Fisher joined the Ball Corporation in 1941 as a trainee. After several years in various manufacturing assignments, he was named vice president of Manufacturing and in 1954 became vice president of Sales. In 1963, Mr. Fisher was elected a corporate vice president and in 1970, was named president and chief executive officer. He was then elected chairman and chief executive officer in 1978. After his retirement in 1981 as chief executive officer, he remained chairman of the board until 1986. With a degree in Business from the University of Tennessee, his home state, he received his Masters degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Through his various positions with Ball Corporation, he became active with the National Association of Manufacturers and has since become a life member. He continues to serve on the boards of many companies and is a past director of several others, including the New York Stock Exchange. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees, Mr. Fisher remains involved with the Associated Colleges of Indiana, University of Tennessee, DePauw University, The Muncie Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Community Chest and the Commission for Higher Education. “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlive it.”