Gerald K. Anderson (BS '54)
Academy of Alumni Fellows 1995
Mr. Anderson attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship being a member of the football teams of 1950, 1951, and 1952. Upon graduation in 1954 he entered the construction industry through guidance, counseling and campus interviews provided by the Kelley School's Business Placement Service.
Mr. Anderson founded Harmon Contract in 1973, and through his leadership Harmon Contract became the nation's largest designer and installer of curtainwall and window systems for nonresidential construction. In fiscal 1995, Harmon Contract contributed more than $300 million of Apogee's $757 million annual sales.
After serving in various management capacities in the glass and aluminum framing systems for commercial buildings industry, Mr. Anderson ascended to President and Director of Apogee Enterprises, a diverse publicly held firm located in Minneapolis, MN. retiring in 1995. The company was named "One of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America" by Fortune Magazine while he served the company.