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Donald J. Weiss

Donald J. Weiss ’67, president and chief executive officer of White Storage and Retrieval Systems, Inc.

Donald J. Weiss

Donald J. Weiss

Donald Weiss is the owner of White Home Products, Inc., a manufacturer in residential moveable storage products; and Self Storage Depot, an operator of mini-storage warehouses. He is also chairman of Altura, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty packaging products. From 1970 to 1996, he owned White Systems, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer of automated retrieval systems for the storage of small parts and documents. White Systems, selected in 1989 by the Business Journal of New Jersey as “One of the 10 Best Companies to Work for in New Jersey,” has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on National Public Radio and ABC-TV’s Business World. Before joining White Systems in 1970, Weiss spent four years as assistant to the president of Hezeltine Corp., now a division of Emerson Electric. Besides his MBA from Columbia University, he holds a BS from Cornell.


Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

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Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
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