In Memoriam: Arnold Morrison Gavin

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      People news/                                                                                  ening business in 1957, and in 1959 became
                                                                                                    project manager for Engineering Manage-



      inside AOcS
                                                                                                    ment Inc. (subsequently known as EMI Cor-
                                                                                                    poration) in Des Plaines, Illinois. EMI was
                                                                                                    involved with the construction of solvent
                                                                                                    extraction plants and the design and supply
                                                                                                    of equipment to manufacture soy proteins.

       in Memoriam                                     and oils industry                            The company was well known for its flash
                                                       by following the                             desolventizing systems.
                                                       AOCS Book of                                      Gavin worked for an outgrowth of
                                                       Methods.                                     Swift International in Buenos Aires, Argen-
                                                                                                    tina, from 1963 to 1965 but then returned
       Arnold Morrison Gavin                                During his
                                                                                                    to EMI, where he worked until retiring in
                                                       time with Wilson
       Arnold M. Gavin, vice president of AOCS         & Co., the sale                              1986. During that time he was involved
       in 1985 and president in 1986, died in Min-     of colored mar-                              with building palm oil refineries in Malay-
       nesota Lake, Minnesota, USA, on Decem-          garine became                                sia and the Far East, and solvent extrac-
       ber 12, 2008, at the age of 86.                 legal, and the                               tion plants, soy protein plants, oil-refining
            Gavin was born in Chicago, Illinois,       company’s mar-                               systems, and fatty acid plants for clients
       in 1922, and earned a bachelor’s degree         keting people                                in eastern Asia, Mexico, South America,
       in chemical engineering from the Illinois       demanded a yellow margarine immedi-          Europe, and Haiti. He continued his rela-
       Institute of Technology (Chicago) in 1947,      ately. Gavin was instrumental in position-   tions with EMI during retirement from his
       with a detour through the US Army Chem-         ing Wilson & Co. to be the first margarine   Phoenix, Arizona, home.
       ical Warfare Service during World War II.       manufacturer with colored margarine in US         Within months of joining Wilson &
       His first job out of college involved vanilla   grocery stores.                              Co., Gavin became a member of AOCS. He
       extraction, but he soon switched to working          After Wilson & Co., Gavin worked        took on responsibilities in the organization,
       for Wilson & Co., meat packers, also in         with Armour & Co. (meatpackers), then        and was named general chairman of the
       Chicago. There he learned early on about        Podbilniak Inc. of Chicago (oil process-     Annual Meeting & Expo held in Chicago
       standard analytical methods used in the fats    ing equipment). He returned to the short-                 continued on next page




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Description: During that time he was involved with building palm oil refineries in Malaysia and the Far East, and solvent extraction plants, soy protein plants, oil-refining systems, and fatty acid plants for clients in eastern Asia, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Haiti. According to Hastert, when Gavin agreed to do something, he would do it right.
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