The son of a sporting goods merchant, Shrontz graduated from Boise High School in 1949 and the University of Idaho in 1954 with a Bachelor of Laws degree, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Following a commission and service in the U.S. Army from 1954–56, he attended the Harvard Business School where he received an MBA in 1958 and then joined Boeing.
Beginning in 1973, he served in the Nixon & Ford administrations at the Department of Defense, and returned to Boeing in January 1977 as a vice president. He served as CEO from 1986–96, and stepped down as chairman in 1997.
While serving on the board of directors for Chevron, a new double-hulled supertanker was named in his honor in November 1998. The South Korean-built ship was renamed the "Antares Voyager" in 2003.
Shrontz was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2004.
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