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William P. Stiritz

Ralston Purina Company

1981 - 1997

Food & Tobacco

Military ServiceNavy
1980 b. 1934
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateNorthwestern University
GraduateMA, St. Louis University
Personal
Born-Died1934
BirthplaceArkansas (AR)
RaceWhite
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1980

Stiritz was instrumental in streamlining Purina’s business operations – divesting of non-core, mature business lines and investing in brand name growth products. Through his leadership, Purina’s stock price increased 15-fold, outpacing the tenfold increase in the S&P.