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William F. Laporte

American Home Products

1965 - 1981

Healthcare

1960 b. 1913
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduatePrinceton University
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Personal
Born-Died1913 - 2001
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1960

Laporte grew revenues, earnings, earnings per share and dividends every year of his CEO tenure with return on equity averaging 30% from 1971 to 1981. Laporte built American Home Products through debt-free strategic acquisitions and targeted marketing. Flagship products included Dristan, Anacin, Woolite, Black Flag, and Chef Boy-ar-dee.