October 1973

Discussion in 'Winthrop Laboratories' started by Walking Eagle, Dec 14, 2006 at 7:50 PM.

  1. Anonymous

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    I actually started with Breon end of 1982; Al retired mid 83 (he passed away a couple years ago) and when Winthrop and Breon combined, I got much of his territory (we brought in a new rep into San Antonio and split it in half). Worked for Harry O for about five years; one of the best bosses I ever had (although I will say I did get another good boss later in my career before GE took over the business and ruined it; I left in 2005). Got a Christmas Card from Harry; I need to drive over to Huntsville and pay him a visit one of these days.

    I worked with Clint Williams as a diagnostic imaging rep in the early to mid 90's until he retired. I saw him a year or two later but have lost touch with him. Pam's name doesn't ring a bell.

    Of course, I knew Jan and Jack Jenkins (they've both retired; Jack moved to Vegas with the company ... in all the years I was with the company, the only way Jack and I got into the same district was for him to move from Houston to Las Vegas). Bill Hickman was our regional manager in Seattle until he left the company; I used to work with him about once a year because I worked Corpus Christi and his momma lived in Kingsville.
     
  2. Walking Eagle

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    Please send a private message. CC was my territory for a couple of years early on.... Sorry to hear about Al. Strange old duck but also very interesting. Used to run into him at North Star Mall in SA after he retired and would sit and talk for a while. Hickman and I were promoted to Hospital Rep about the same time. Lost track of him when I left the company. Need to call Harry--been several years since I met him and Mary for lunch at Landry's when he was still in Houston.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    for some reason, I can't register on this site ... will get back to you with an email address.

    JT
     
  4. Walking Eagle

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    Called Harry last week. He and Mary are getting along pretty good. H is 79!
     
  5. Anonymous

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    What are your initials? My mother knew someone from Breon @ same time frame. Thanks!
     
  6. Anonymous

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    WHat are your initials. My mother knew someone from Breon.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Did you know someone w initials LF or LP from Illinois?
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Wrong person? My mother asked me to pose the ? While she stayed with me.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    As we start another year and get further and further from Winthrop's history, I would still like to pose the questions as to the whereabouts of Andy Stotts in Little Rock, Blaise McGuey (spelling?), Johnny Watson, Jack Canaday in Wichita, Ks, Earl Beeler, or any others around in 1973. Just curious if they are still with us or doing OK.
     
  10. Walking Eagle

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    The only one I have been able to keep track of is my old manager, Harry O. I would like to know about McGoey and Watson as well.
     
  11. Anonymous

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    There is a listing for a Jack Canaday in the Wichita area, showing his age as 88. That would be about right. I worked with him when he was in the St. Louis district in the late 70's. Tom Dugan and later Ed Doll were the managers. I left Winthrop in 1981.
    Jack was a great bike rider. He used to do the bike across Kansas. I also remembered the little yellow cards he carried with his products listed. He used to say," If you want my card to grow use more of my products."
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Thank you for the information. 88 would be about right for Jack Canaday. You left in 1981 so you probably knew Bob Byrd in Tulsa (I know Bob died a few years ago as I was very good friends with him). I have lost track of so many that I knew from 1970-1973. I went to Boehringer Ingelheim then and stayed 36 years before retiring as a Regional Director. I don;t regret the move, but Winthrop was a wonderful experience and had great products when I was there. Phisohex, Phisodan, Phisoac, Neosynephrine line, Wingel was under rated as an antacid, talwin, the carpuject line, Negram (I may have messed up the spelling over the years). There were great people with Winthrop in those days. I was sorry to see they transitioned and were bought later. I really do not remember the timeline for those changes but I am sure it took its toll on many that I knew originally.
     
  13. Anonymous

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    I left and went to work for Searle, bad choice. I left Searle to work for USV. USV was bought by Rorer, then Rorer was bought and a series of mergers followed, Aventis and finally Sanofi. Winthrop was the nucleus of Sanofi when they wanted a US presence. Most of Winthrop was broken up and sold off. I ended up going full circle, when I retired from Sanofi. I had 30 years in the industry and that was enough. Regards.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Forgot to answer your question. Yes I knew Bob. Back then, everybody knew everyone. I still remember the national meetings in San Franciso. They used to let you fly out early and fly back the day after the meeting so you would'nt have to take the red eye. The president would play the piano and pass out his favorite cigars. Guys that could sing or not sing would stand around the piano as he played away.
     
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    Sharmin Webb, are you out there??????
     

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