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Wilton D. Cole

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company

1956 - 1963

Publishing & Print Media

1950 b. 1903
UndergraduateHarvard University
GraduateLLB, Fordham University
Born-Died1903 - 1991
BirthplaceMinnesota (MN)
Era - 1950

Cole radically transformed the publishing company by selling the struggling magazine division in 1956, which, at the time, represented over 50% of the firmís revenues. Through a series of targeted acquisitions and internal investment, Cole more than doubled the business in less than five years. Through his efforts, Crowell-Collier became a leader in the book publishing industry and achieved record levels of profitability.