Global Lead Network: The Secret History of Lead: The Boss & Midge Sacked

The Secret History of Lead: A Special Report from The Nation

The Boss & Midge Sacked

Although it was not reported at the time and went unmentioned at the Surgeon General’s May 1925 hearing, both Kettering and Midgley had been relieved of their positions at Ethyl (president and vice president, respectively) the month before. Kettering remained an Ethyl director and Midgley merely a GM employee. Sloan later testified, “We felt that it was a great mistake to leave the management of the property in the hands of Midgley, who is entirely inexperienced in organization matters.”