CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  John P. Capellupo was a member of the induction class of 2011 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the historical museum.  see photos

John P. Capellupo


Class of 1952 

Graduated St. Louis University
B.S. in Civil Engineering

Graduated St. Louis University
M.S. in Applied Mechanaics

Named President of McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems 1989

Became President of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft 1991

Elected President of McDonnell Douglas Aerospace 1994

Started the McDonnell Douglas "Phantom Works" program

Led numerous project developments for McDonnell Douglas

Started his own management consulting firm

Serves on numerous boards in the St. Louis area

Was first recipient of McDonnell Douglas "Salty Dog" award
and has received numerous other professional awards


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