Lawrence D. Glaubinger (BS '49, LLD '93)
Academy of Alumni Fellows 1992
Lawrence D. Glaubinger is chairman and major stockholder of Stern and Stern Industries, a leader in industrial textiles. Headquartered in New York, Stern and Stern specializes in design innovation and advanced quality control techniques needed to produce woven fabrics for all types of industrial applications. Mr. Glaubinger is also president and major stockholder in Lawrence Economic Consulting Inc., which does consulting work for leveraged buyouts.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Mr. Glaubinger served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he attended Indiana University, graduating with honors in 1949.
Mr. Glaubinger started his business career at Ronson, Inc., as administrative assistant to the president. He then spent 14 years with United Merchants & Manufacturers, Inc., rising to the position of merchandise manager of imported fabric. He left United Merchants to start Channel Textile Company in 1966, and was there until 1975, when he sold his interest.
In mid-career, Mr. Glaubinger attended Columbia Business School, earning an MBA in 1977. After leaving Columbia, he participated in a leveraged buyout of Stern and Stern Industries and took the company private.
Mr. Glaubinger is a director of Leucadia National Corporation, Transportation Capital Corporation, Marisa Christina, Inc., House of Ronnie, Inc., and Gordons Deep Discount Stores.
Mr. Glaubinger remains active in university organizations as a director of the Indiana University Foundation and member of the Board of Directors for IU's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is also on the Board of Overseers for the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He headed the Columbia Business School annual fund drives from 1980 to 1982 and co-chaired the last Campaign for Columbia.
Mr. Glaubinger is an active skier and golfer and a member of Green Brook Country Club and Princeton Club of New York.
He lives with his wife, Lucienne, in Hallandale, Florida.