R. E. Lewis Named Head Of Argus
Named HeadPf Argus
Vote Slight Change
In Firm's Name
Vole ^ligiis. u'iange',
In Firm^s Name ^
Robert E. Lewis, vice-president
and general manager of Argus,
Inc., was elevated to the post of
president, succeeding the late
George Burke, sr., at the firm's
annual stockholders meeting yes-
At the same time stockholders,
mostly voting by proxy, approved
a change in the firm's name from
Argus, Inc., to Argus Cameras,
Inc. Company officials said the
new name will more clearly define
and advertise Argus products.
Other officers named at the
meeting were H( ""1ton, for-
merly vice-presiri' ' 'i director
of sales, now vice-president and
director of sales and advertising;
Dudley J. Scholten, former secre-
tary, now vice-president and sales
manager; and Clinton H. Harris,
reelected as vice-president in
charge of engineering.
Elected To New Post
Joseph H. Detweiler, formerly
assistant secretary, was elected to.
the newly created post of secretary
and treasurer, and David D. Merri-
man was elected to another new
post, that of controller. '•
Lewis, W. Dale Bost of New:
York, and Hilton were elected to
vacancies on the board of directory
Board members John Airey, Wil-
liam E. Brown, jr., H. L. Frisinger,
Gerald Gidwitz, Robert E. Miller,
Rudolph E. Reichert and William
A Tretheway all were reelected.^
Yesterday's meeting was in sharp
contrast to the one a year ago,
when a spirited three-cornered)
battle for control of the company
developed. At that time, an Anffl
Arbor group, headed by Burke,
successfully fought off bids by Chi-
cago and Detroit sir' rs t<
capture the board of a.
Yesterday, no opposition to thi
management slate of candidate
developed. Scholten reported that
85 per cent of the firm's stock was
voted in favor of the slate.
Lewis, the new president had
served as vice-president and gen-
eral manager for the past year. He
formerly was associated with the
New York consulting engineering
firm of Sanderson & Porter. He
also was once president of Cleve-
land Wire Spring Co. and treasurer
of American Steel & Wire Co. He
lives at 2122 Hill St.
Hilton has been in the camera
business for 25 years, 11 of them
with Argus. He formerly was gen-
eral sales manager of Agfa-Ansco
Corp. and general sales manager
of Bell & Howell. He lives at 715
?". Forest Ave. :
ith Firm Since 1946 1
Scholten, a veteran of four years
service with the Air Force in World
War II, has been with Argus since
April, 1946. A graduate of the Uni-
versity of Michigan, he received
the Legion of Merit award for over-
seas duty in Africa, the Middle East
and the Pacific during the war.
He lives at 1708 Morton Ave.
Harris, a graduate of the Uni-
versity in engineering, has been
with A-""";; since 1934. A ~"'—v'"r
of prican Ordinan
ciatiuU, hu has been in chaise of
engineering at Argus for the past
Detweiler spent three years inj
the Navy in World War II. He was
a lieutenant. A graduate of both
Princeton University and Harvard's
Graduate School of Business Ad-
ministration, he was with Sander-
son & Porter, the New York con-
sulting engineering firm, before
coming to Argus.
Merriman, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Michigan business ad-
ministration school, was in the
Army for four years as an officer.
He for? -as associated with
Timken Axle Co. He came
to Argus in April, 1947, and lives
at 97 Valhalla Rd. I
The board of directors, chosen"
by the stockholders, in turn elects
the company officers. Lewis will
serve both as president and unof-
fipia^^rma^ o^ the board.
Veterans. Ann Arbor Businesses
University of Michigan - Alumnus
Timken Detriot Axle Co.
Sanderson & Porter
Photographic Equipment & Supplies
Cleveland Wire Spring Co.
Bell & Howell
American Steel & Wire Co
Ann Arbor News
William E. Brown Jr.
William A. Tretheway
W. Dale Bost
Rudolph E. Reichert
Robert E. Miller
Robert E. Lewis
Joseph H. Detweiler
H. L. Frisinger
George J. Burke Sr.
Dudley J. Scholten
David D. Merriman
Clinton H. Harris
97 Valhalla Rd.
715 S. Forest
2122 Hill St.
1708 Morton Ave.