Gilbert Frey Interview, 20 September 2013

Gilbert Frey grew up on Cleveland's east side in Collinwood and Euclid. Immediately out of high school, he joined Lincoln Electric as a factory worker and climbed the company's rank to Director of the Personnel Department. Gil relates his experiences and loyalties with Lincoln over 43 years of service. Lincoln Electric is noted as a unique business model utilizing employee incentive programs to reward productivity via shared profits. Gil's experience testify to the model's success.

Participants: Frey, Gilbert (interviewee) / Maher, Terre (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.