Avery R. Schiller started work at a PSNH predecessor company in 1924, eventually rising to Chairman of the Board at PSNH.
retired in 1970.
Vice president for Operations was Avery R. Schiller
, a dominant figure in the company's management for decades.
He became president in 1942 and served for 23 years until 1965, when he became chairman of the board.
held that post until his
retirement in 1970.
's elevation to chairman, the presidency was filled by William C. Tallman, who later succeeded Schiller in the chairman's position in 1980.
Avery Schiller - PSNH president (1947-1970)
Avery Schiller at desk
Avery Schiller joined Manchester Traction, Light and Power Company in 1924.
When PSNH was formed in 1926, he became the vice president in charge of Operations.
was a man who knew the fundamentals of electricity as well as the financial and legal aspects of running a power company.
As such he was long a dominant figure in the management of PSNH, serving 23 years as president and retiring in 1970 as chairman of the board.
As the man at the helm of PSNH
from 1942 to 1970, Avery Schiller
knew that a utility company was only as good as the people who worked for it.
was a leader at the forefront of power development in New Hampshire.
Many of his
thoughts were recorded in speeches and written works.
What follows are some of his
more notable quotes and ideas.