Joseph J. Ruvane
Joseph J. Ruvane (1925 - June 21, 2000) relief sculpture by Zenos Frudakis. Mr. Ruvane was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Glaxo, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. He was the first American to be named to the board of Glaxo Holdings P.L.C., the parent company. Mr. Ruvane led Glaxo into becoming a substantial corporate supporter of cultural, educational and social causes in the region, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina, local and county schools, and Habitat for Humanity, among others. After retiring he served on the boards of several startup biotechnology companies.
Location: Glaxo, Inc.