Chairman and CEO, Sunbeam Corporation
Robert P. Gwinn was born in Anderson, Indiana, in 1907. He received a PhB from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, then the School of Commerce and Administration, in 1929. He joined the Sunbeam Corporation in 1936 as a salesman and rose steadily through the ranks. In the early 1950s he was elected vice president and a director; in 1955, he was elected president. In 1971, he became chairman and CEO of the company.