Ash, Roy L.
Ash, Roy L. (Lawrence)(1918– ) corporate executive; born in Los Angeles. He co-founded Electro-Dynamics Corporation with Charles B. Thornton (1953) and soon bought Litton Industries (president 1961–72). His financial acumen in acquiring high-technology companies turned Litton into one of the first modern international conglomerates. He was director of the Office of Management and Budget (1972–75) and after 1975 headed Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation.
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