J. R. Weddell New Firestone Advertising Manager
Justin R. Weddell, whose portrait appears on this page, has been appointed as advertising manager of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio. Mr. Weddell assumes his new duties February 1. He comes from the Corday & Gross Company of Cleveland, where he is at present sales manager. Mr. Weddell’s wide acquaintance with national advertisers dates from his entry into the business over ten years ago in one of the large advertising agencies in Chicago. After serving an apprenticeship in that field he entered the organization of the Barnes-Crosby Engraving Company of Chicago, where he handled the work of the prominent advertising agencies of that city. His record led to his appointment a year later as branch manager of the Cleveland office of the company. Later he established a business of his own, the Weddell-Schmidt Company, of Cleveland, which enlarged still further his circle of clients and acquaintances. As an outcome of this development, Mr. Weddell and a large part of his organization were taken over by the Cordoy & Cross Company. He was shortly after appointed sales manager, which post he has held for the last three years. Mr. Weddell is a graduate of New Mexico State College and Denison University, He will make his home in Akron.