OBIT Former Lockheed president Charles Wagner dies.DEL MAR Del Mar is the name of several places in the United States of America:
Wagner was named president of the Lockheed-California Co. and group vice president of the Lockheed Aircraft This is a list of aircraft produced or proposed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation from its founding as the Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1926 to its merging with Martin Marietta to form the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1995. Corp. in November 1965, serving in that role until his retirement in November 1971.
In a story published at the time of his retirement, Wagner's 35-year Lockheed career was termed an "industrial Horatio Alger story," describing his rise from his first job as a tool maker in 1936 to company president. In fact, he always kept his wooden tool box in his office as a reminder of his early years.
As vice president and program director of the C-141 StarLifter program at Lockheed-Georgia from 1961-1965, Wagner led development of the world's first all-jet military transport, and Lockheed-Georgia's first full development program. Wagner was recognized for keeping development and production well ahead of schedule with the first aircraft rolling out only 2 years and 5 months after contract award.
Wagner was largely responsible for Lockheed's reentry reentry n. taking back possession and going into real property which one owns, particularly when a tenant has failed to pay rent or has abandoned the property, or possession has been restored to the owner by judgment in an unlawful detainer lawsuit. into the commercial airliner business with the L-1011 TriStar. As Lockheed president during TriStar development, Wagner's "hard work, humanistic leadership and high moral values" were critical in moving the company through some of the difficult challenges of that program's early years.
Wagner was born in San Antonio San Antonio (săn ăntō`nēō, əntōn`), city (1990 pop. 935,933), seat of Bexar co., S central Tex., at the source of the San Antonio River; inc. 1837. during the family's move west to California. He grew up in Bakersfield and worked a number of odd jobs odd jobs npl → chapuzas fpl
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odd jobs odd npl → there, such as an oil-field hand and hearse driver. He attended Bakersfield Junior College and the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission . He also completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
He went to work for Lockheed in Burbank in 1936 as a tool maker, and in 10 years was named Chief Tool Engineer. He was involved in such early Lockheed programs as the Constellation and Electra.
In 1951, Wagner was named Chief Manufacturing Engineer. In 1957, he became manufacturing manager, and two years later was named to the corporate staff as executive assistant to the executive vice president.
Services for Wagner will be Thursday at the San Fernando Mission in Los Angeles, with burial in the mission cemetery.
Wagner is survived by his wife, Garnet Wagner; a daughter, Carole Boersma of Simi Valley, Calif.; two sons, Charles R. Wagner of Acworth, Ga., and John Wagner of Bakersfield, Calif.
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