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Edmund F. Ball

January 1, 2019

Retired Chairman of the Board & President Chairman Emeritus of the Executive Committee Ball Corporation (Deceased) – Muncie, Indiana

Edmund F. Ball, son of one of the five founding brothers, has been with the Ball Corporation all of his working life. In 1928 he began in the ranks with various manufacturing assignments and advanced to the office of President and Chairman of the Board, positions he held at the time of his retirement in 1970. He served during World War II with distinction and subsequently published a book, Staff Officer, which recounted his experiences as aide to General Mark W. Clark. He has served on the boards of directors of several major corporations, educational institutions and hospitals. His list of civic involvements is long. He is presently President of Muncie Airport, Inc.; Minnetrista Corporation; the Ball Brothers Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Muncie Aviation Corporation. He holds honorary degrees from five colleges and universities. “Teaching people how to do things is not enough; we also need to teach them why we do things. Northwood does just that.”