Private photo album of Frank Pepermans illustrating his career as CEO of the Ford Motor Company , afterwards CEO of the Bell Telephone Company, both in Antwerp ( Belgium ) .

PEPERMANS Frank (1920 - 1976 ) - Ford Motor Company - Bell Telephone Company - I.T.T. :

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Antwerpen, private photo album, 1950 - 1975 , in-folio, oblong format, 30 x 50 cm, contains 50 leaves with a total of 256 tipped on original black/white photographs, photo size varies between 120 x 180 mm and 180 x 240 mm. Bound in green cloth. Finely preserved, only 2 or 3 photographs show some discolouring due to the type of glue used, one photograph partly torn. Most of the photographs are anonymous and obviously made by press photographers. 24 pictures are made by the Brussels' photography agency '' Noir et Blanc '' and illustrate the visit of F.P. at the Brussels' Motor Show in 1960 and 1962. This private album documents the appearences of F.P. in his fuction as ceo, first at Ford and later at Bell Telephone Company. There are pictures of the presentation of the Ford Mercury Montclair at the main Ford dealer showroom in Antwerp ( Permeke ), Merchandising Conferences of the Ford Motor Company, 40th Brussels' Motor Show in 1960 with king Baudouin , prince Albert ( the later king Albert II) and secretary of state Van den Boeynants , with the presentation of the Ford Falcon, Ford Anglia 1960, the 1953 Ford Motor Company 4-letter award, a conference attended by Theo Lefèvre, Paul Henri Spaak, Prince Albert, Jos De Saeger . Oscar Permeke fifty years Ford Dealer ( 1961). In 1963 F.P. switched from Ford to the Antwerp Bell Telephone Company ( later a subsidiary of ITT). Some large pictures of a ceremony where Harold Geneen, president of ITT receives a belgian order of merit from the hands of prime minister Paul Van den Boeynants in the presence of F.P. . Frank Pepermans was an iconic and charismatic businessman who built and strenghtened two U.S. multinational companies active in Antwerp. At the height of his career he became a scape goat in a famous corruption scandal which rocked the belgian political and judicial system. He was accused and sentenced for bribing the socialist run official belgian telephone company ( a state monopoly in those days). He died in suspicious circumstances at a New York hotel. His funeral, which acquired the status of a state funeral, was attended by the acting prime minister Leo Tindemans. N° de réf. du libraire 46641

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