Beautifully engraved certificate from the Echlin Manufacturing Company issued in 1965-1978. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an alleogircal man with the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman of the Board ( Mancheski, Frederick J ) and Secretary and is over 24 years old.
ECHLIN INC. was an after-market auto parts company. CEO and Chair Frederick Mancheski, served the company since 1969. Steering the company from annual sales of $39 million in 1969 to $3.3 billion in 1999. Mancheski was well respected in his industry. Certainly, a tenure that spans the last 30 years that has seen high inflation, the entrance of vigorous offshore producers, changing markets, and the capital-intensive nature of the auto parts industry, is a formidable one.