chamber of commerce article referring to gpa tobin
Owens Succeeds Chamber President Joseph F. Owens Jr., president of the J.F. Owens Machinery Co., Inc., was elected president of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce yesterday, succeeding Royal O'Day, president of Marine Midland Trust Co., of Central New York, who. as past president remains on the executive committee. ' Chamber directors at their monthly meeting in Hotel Syracuse Motor Inn elected E. R. Yadeboncoeur, president of WSYR Radio-TV, as first vice president. ": Vice presidents re-elected were Alex E. Holstein Jr., vice president of SYROCO-Division Dart Industries Inc.; Vere L. Hunt, treasurer, Carrier Cor- pbration; James tobin president, Dey Brothers Co., and William J. Waibel, branch manager, I. B. M. Corp. R. Bruce Gervan, secretary, vice president and director of planning, AGWAY Inc., and James F. Tobin, vice president and general manager, Â£. JOSEPH F. OWENS JR Â· W.- Edwards Son, were cho- Â· * p sen vice presidents to succeed Lester J. Norcross, president, Syracuse Savings Bank, and Ralph J. Denton, president, R. J. DentohCo. Parke W. Wickes, executive vice -president of the First Trust Deposit Co., was reelected treasurer. Welcomed to the board as new directors were Thomas Bell Jr., vice president and general manager, Lipe-Roll- way Corp. and John W, Stone Jr. general manager, New York Telephone Co. Crandall Melvin Jr,, senior vice president of Merchants Bank, a third new director, was out of the city yesterday. Owens resides at Bfookwood Farm, Cazenovia, is married to the former Georgiana Borst and is the father of five children. He is president of the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County; a director of Merchants Bank, Flight Service Inc., and of the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association;. a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and a trustee of Cazenovia Presbyterian Church. He is a member of Century Club, Onondaga Golf and Country Club, University Club ' a n d the Willowbank Yacht Club.