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Hamliton Watch Names Three New Officers

From The American Horologist magazine, May 1940

Hamliton Watch Names Three New Officers

Lancaster, Penna., April 16. - At their reguIar April organization meeting, the Board of Directors of the Ham i I ton Watch Company elected W. R. Atkinson and George P. Luckey, Vice President in charge of sales and Vice President in charge of manufacturing, respectively, and H. R. Lawrence, Assistant Treasurer.

Serving the company since 1921, Mr. Atkinson has been identified with the sales department as Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager and Director of Sales. After an extensive three-year market study, Hamilton, while Mr. Atkinson was Sales Manager, adopted its Zone Distribution Plan. Hailed enthusiastically throughout the industry, the plan since its inception has helped Hamilton to enjoy a consistent sales increase.

Coming to Hamilton in 1927 to head its Tachometer Division, Mr. Luckey subsequently became Director of Research, Assistant General Superintendent and, later Factory Manager. He organized a research department excelling any in the horological field. Hamilton's famed Time-Microscope, invented by Mr. Luckey in 1928, was the forerunner of the numerous rapid timing devices which have since become important factors in the watch industry.

In 1920 Mr. Lawrence was identified with cost and payroll work and later became Cost Accountant, Chief Accountant and Auditor. He is best known for his development of a work-saving tabulating system and for his efforts in the revision and modernization of accounting procedure at Hamilton.

Re-elected were Frank C. Beckwith, chairman of the Board; C. M. Kendig, President and Treasurer;
Charles C. Smith, First Vice President and Secretary, and R. B. Thompson, Comptroller.

Just prior to the organization meeting, the Stockholders voted almost unanimously to adopt a proposed Retirement Plan and re-elected the present Board of Directors, consisting of Mr. Beckwith and Mr. Kendig of the company, and W. J. Neuhauser, Frank K. Sener, William Shand. Charles G. Watt, J. W. B. Bausman, Jr., Dwight L. Armstrong and Co1. J. Hale Steinman, all of Lancaster, Penna. 

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