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John G. Smale

Procter & Gamble Company

1981 - 1990

Personal Care & Home Products

Military ServiceNavy
1980 b. 1927
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateMiami University (Ohio)
Personal
Born-Died1927
BirthplaceCanada
RaceWhite
Era - 1980

Known for his patient managerial style, Smale worked at Procter & Gamble for 38 years. Under Smale's leadership as CEO, P&G's earnings and stock price doubled while the company expanded abroad and into higher margin products. Two years after retiring as Chairman of P&G, Smale became Chairman of General Motors and was responsible for its turnaround in the early 1990s.