William S. Cashel, Jr.

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William S. Cashel Jr., (died in 2000).

"Mr. Cashel spent most of his career with American Telephone and Telegraph, rising to the position of vice chairman and chief financial officer in 1977. The government ordered the reorganization of the company in 1982, which required it to divest itself of 22 local telephone companies, while retaining its long-distance service; the Western Electric Company, its manufacturing arm; and Bell Laboratories, its research operation. Mr. Cashel led a group of executives from all parts of the company charged with devising an equitable breakup that would meet the government mandate and assure the financial viability of all of the new companies...

"Mr. Cashel was named chairman of Campbell Soup in 1984; he had been on the company's board since 1976. He served as chairman for four years, and retired in 1990." [1]


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  1. NYT William S. Cashel Jr., organizational web page, accessed June 24, 2013.