Ruppenthal, Karl M., 1917-

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Ruppenthal, Karl M., 1917-

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Karl M. Ruppenthal was a professor in the UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and Director of the Centre for Transportation Studies at UBC. He earned his bachelors and law degrees at the University of Kansas, his MBA at the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD at Stanford University. For 26 years Professor Ruppenthal was a pilot with Trans World Airlines. He flew regular schedules as a jet pilot for 10 years while teaching at Stanford University, where he was Director of the Transportation Management Program. He served as a consultant to a number of organizations, including the Canadian Ministry of Transport, Boeing, NASA, Peterbilt Motors, and General Electric. He was a national panel member of the American Arbitration Association and served as an arbitrator in a number of matters involving airlines. Ruppenthal was also the author of a number of books and served as editor of the Logistics and Transportation Review. He was an attorney and was admitted to practice in Kansas, the District of Columbia, before the Tax Court, the Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


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