1954 Award Recipients

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Diane Randall
608/265-4048
drandall@engr.wisc.edu

ADOLPH J. ACKERMAN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ARNE J. A. ASPLUND
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

MACK C. LAKE
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

DAVID W. McLENEGAN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ROBERT C. SIEGEL
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

JOHN SLEZAK
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ADOLPH J. ACKERMAN

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ADOLPH J. ACKERMAN

Consulting Hydro-Electric Engineer, Madison, Wisconsin

Born, New Ulm, Minnesota, April 21, 1901.

B.S. in E.E., University of Wisconsin, 1926.

C.E., University of Wisconsin, 1932.

Engineering Assistant, hydraulic designer and Chief Engineer with Fargo Engineering Company, Commonwealth Power Corporation, Stone and Webster, Aluminum Company of America and Callahan Construction Company, 1923-33.

Head Construction Plant Engineer, T.V.A., 1933-37.

Director of Engineering, Dravo Corporation, 1938-45.

Vice-President, Brazilian Traction, Light and Power Company, 1945-51.

Consulting Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1952.

Member numerous technical societies.

Registered Professional Engineer.

Author of many technical articles and two books.

ARNE J. A. ASPLUND

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ARNE J. A. ASPLUND

Chairman of Board, Defibrator Company, Stockholm, Sweden.

Born, Paush of Skoen, near Sundsvall, Sweden, August 27, 1903.

B.S. in Ch.E., University of Wisconsin, 1927.

Tomahawk Kraft Paper Company, Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Bogalusa Paper Company, Inc., Bogalusa, Louisiana; and Masonite Corporation, Laurel, Miss.

Mo and Domsjo (sulphate pulp mill) and Nordmalings Angsags AB (Swedish) Masonite Mill, 1931.

Development work on Defibrator Method, 1931-33.

AB Defibrator formed, 1933; Chairman of Board since 1951.

Author of many technical papers relative to preparation of pulps for hardboards.

Recipient of the gold medal of the Royal Swedish Institute for Engineering Research, 1947.

MACK C. LAKE

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MACK C. LAKE

Consulting Geologist and Mining Engineer, San Francisco, California and New York City.

Born, Brodhead, Wisconsin, April 29, 1890.

B.S. in M&M, University of Wisconsin, 1914.

Consulting Geologist and Mining Engineer, M. A. Hanna Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1915-49.

Vice-President and Director, Chapin Exploration Company, 1929-49.

President and Director, Calmish Mining Company, 1940-42.

Director, Consolidated Copper Mines Company, 1932-38.

Vice-President and Director, Manganese Ore Company, 1942-45.

Consulting Geologist, Oliver Iron Mining Company, engaged in Venezuelan Iron Ore Exploration, 1945-49.

President and Director, Orinoco Mining Company, subsidiary of U. S. Steel Corporation, since January, 1950.

Member, many technical and professional societies, contributor of many technical articles to professional journals.

DAVID W. McLENEGAN

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DAVID W. McLENEGAN

Manager, Technical Personnel Section, Hanford Atomic Products Operation, General Electric Company, Richland, Washington.

Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 30, 1900.

B.S. in M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1921.

M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1951.

Instructor in Math..University of Wisconsin, 1921-22.

With General Electric Company since 1921.

Investigation of Mechanical and vibration problems, Research Laboratory, 1922-23.

Application and system engineer, 1923-32.

Consulting Engineer, Engineer in Charge, Assistant to Manager of Engineering, responsible for technical personnel and education, Air Conditioning Department, 1932-48.

Present position since 1948.

ROBERT C. SIEGEL

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ROBERT C. SIEGEL

Chief Engineer, Wisconsin Telephone Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born, January 13, 1898.

B.S. in E.E., University of Wisconsin, 1921.

With Wisconsin Telephone Company since 1921, serving as: Engineer of Transmission and Protection, 1921-23; Toll Fundamental Plan Engineer, 1923-28; Plant Extension Engineer, 1928-46; Chief Engineer since 1946.

Member, Tau Beta Pi.

Member of many technical and professional societies.


JOHN SLEZAK

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JOHN SLEZAK

Under Secretary of the Army, Washington, D. C.; formerly President, Turner Brass Works, Sycamore, Illinois.

Born in Stard Tura, Czechoslovakia, April 18, 1896.

B.S. in M.E, University of Wisconsin, 1923.

Enlisted, U. S. Army, 1918 and assigned to Rock Island Arsenal in charge of a department in small arms division.

Appointed Second Lieutenant, Ordnance Officers, Reserve Corps, September, 1924.

In World War II, Major Army of the U. S., assigned to help organize machine tool division of the Army-Navy Munitions Board; Lieutenant Colonel, 1942 and Colonel, 1943; served 47 months with Chicago Ordnance District as Deputy District Chief, Chief of the Industrial Division and District Chief.

Legion of Merit, 1944, Oak Leaf Cluster, 1946; American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

Past Director, Illinois Chamber of Commerce; Past Director National Association of Manufacturers; Past President Illinois Manufacturers' Association.

Member Western Society of Engineers, American Ordnance Association and American Legion.

Trustee, Illinois Institute of Technology; Past President, Sycamore Board of Education.




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