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Bertelli, Gian Carlo


Biographical Note

Gian Carlo, sometimes seen as Gian-Carlo, Bertelli was born in Parma, Italy. Bertelli had a doctorate in European literature and studied at Columbia University on a Fulbright scholarship, where he also lectured. Bertelli worked for Hill and Knowlton as Executive Vice President of European operations in Geneva, Switzerland and later spent ten years as a consultant. From late 1973 until circa 1975, he served as President of Lear Motors Corporation and Leareno Development.

Bertelli was married to Shanda Lear, daughter of William P. and Moya Olsen Lear. No further information is known.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Series VII. Leareno Development, 1967-1974, 1982, 1991, undated

Scope and Contents: Leareno Development Series VII: Leareno Development (LD) is a small series that provides a brief indication of the company’s focus on real estate, water usage, and property development in Reno, Nevado. The series has been subdivided into four subseries: administrative records, financial records, photographs, and publicity materials. The first subseries, administrative records,...

Series XI. Lear Motors Corp., 1968-1976, 1984-1999, undated

Scope and Contents: Lear Motors Corporation Series XI: Lear Motors Corporation (LMC) primarily documents the efforts of LMC in the development and production of steam-powered vehicles. Although LMC was incorporated in 1968 and sold in 1976, the bulk of materials fall within 1969-1973. Note that because LMC, Leareno Development, LearAvia, and several smaller companies were all started in 1967-1968 there is some overlap between the series within some sections, such as correspondence. The series is...

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