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Joseph P. Routh

Pittston Company

1939 - 1976

Agriculture & Mining

1930 b. 1893
male
Personal
Born-Died1893 - 1979
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
Era - 1930

When Routh assumed the position of President in 1938, Pittston’s coal and oil production businesses were generating $26 million in revenues and losing approximately $1 million on the bottom-line. Through shrewd investments and tight financial controls, Routh created a turnaround situation. By the time of his departure, Pittston was amassing revenues in excess of $675 million and generating $30 million in earnings.