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Louis F. Bantle

UST

1973 - 1993

Food & Tobacco

1970 b. 1929
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateSyracuse University
Personal
Born-Died1929 - 2010
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1970

During his tenure as CEO, Bantle generated a 10-fold increase in revenues (from $100 million to $1 billion) for United States Tobacco. He divested of non-core operating units and launched a major advertising initiative which enabled UST to achieve an 80%+ market share for smokeless tobacco. During his tenure, UST broke into the Fortune 500 ranks where it remains today.