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Ian K. MacGregor

AMAX

1956 - 1969

Metals

1950 b. 1912
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateGlasgow University
Personal
Born-Died1912 - 1998
BirthplaceScotland
RaceWhite
FatherWhite Collar Worker
Era - 1950

Assigned to handle arms purchases for the British government, MacGregor came to the U.S. during World War II. Sensing a fertile climate for business, MacGregor stayed in the U.S. after the war and became the CEO of American Metal. Through his shrewd cost management techniques and diversification efforts, he built AMAX into the third largest mining operation in the United States. From this success, he moved back to Britain where, in his 70ís, he reorganized the British Steel Corporation.