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Melvin Holm, Former Carrier Chairman, Dies

July 12, 1991

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Melvin C. Holm, who led the world’s largest maker of refrigeration equipment for nearly two decades, died Wednesday at age 74.

The cause of death was not released.

In April 1937, Holm took a job as a bookkeeper with The Carrier Corp. in Newark, N.J., the world’s largest maker of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Carrier moved to Syracuse a few months later and Holm began moving up the the corporate ranks.

Holm was elected president of Carrier in 1965 and became chief executive officer and chairman of the board three years later.

Carrier was taken over in 1979 by United Technologies Corp. of Hartford, Conn. Holm retired in 1982.

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