1966 Award Recipients

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BERTIL T. ANDREN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EDWARD J. BRENNER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

FERNANDO GARCÍA ROEL
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

J. DON HOWARD
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LEWIS HANFORD KESSLER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ROBERT H. RAMSEY
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EMMONS L. ROETTIGER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

BERTIL T. ANDREN

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BERTIL T. ANDREN

Manager, Engineering and Products Planning, Lincoln-Mercury Division, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan.

Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 16, 1916.

B.S.(M.E.), 1939, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S.(A.E.), 1941, Chrysler Institute of Engineering.

Responsible for major advances in automotive design, he joined the Lincoln-Mercury Division, Ford Motor Company in 1947, having previously served with Chrysler Corporation and Sherman Products. In 1958 he joined the Ford Division, where, for six years he held positions as manager, executive engineer, and assistant chief engineer, light vehicles. He was appointed to his present position in 1964.


EDWARD J. BRENNER

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EDWARD J. BRENNER

United States Commissioner of Patents, U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

Born, Wisconsin Rapids, June 26, 1923.

B.S. (Ch.E.), 1947, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (Ch.E.), 1948, The University of Wisconsin.

LL.B., 1950, The University of Wisconsin.

Vitally interested in worldwide patent cooperation, he established the Office of International Patent and Trade Mark Affairs. In 1950 he joined Esso Standard Oil Company as a chemical engineer. Transferred to Esso Research and Engineering Company in 1953, he held the positions of patent and contract attorney, then assistant director of the Legal Division, until taking his present office in 1964. A member of many professional societies, he is also chairman of the President's Patent Advisory Committee.


FERNANDO GARCÍA ROEL

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FERNANDO GARCÍA ROEL

President, Institute Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Born, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, August 14, 1921.

Ch.E., 1943, National University of Mexico.

M.S. (Ch.E.), 1948, The University of Wisconsin.

Responsible for close educational relationships between Mexico and the United States, he joined the Technological Institute of Monterrey in 1945 as professor of chemical engineering. He became Chairman of the Mathematics Department in 1950, Dean of Admissions in 1951, and President of the Institute in 1959. He is an active board member of a number of scientific and industrial institutes of Mexico.


J. DON HOWARD

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J. DON HOWARD

President, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, Madison, Wisconsin.

Born, Estherville, Iowa, June 3, 1903.

B.S. (E.E.), 1925, Iowa State University.

Outstanding contributions to the electrical industry and its communities began with Westinghouse Electric Company in 1925. Nine years later he joined Wisconsin Power and Light Company, holding positions of general sales manager; vice president, engineering and systems operations; executive vice president and, since 1965, president. During World War II he was district manager, War Production Board. He belongs to many honorary, civic, and professional organizations.


LEWIS HANFORD KESSLER

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LEWIS HANFORD KESSLER

Consulting Engineer, Power Systems Division, Fairbanks-Morse, Inc., Kansas City, Kansas.

Born, South Haven, Michigan, March 12, 1900.

B.S. (CC.E.), 1922, The University of Wisconsin.

C.E., 1927, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (C.E.), 1928, The University of Wisconsin.

Prominent in research, design, and construction of water supply and sewage systems, he became a professor in civil and sanitary engineering at Wisconsin and Northwestern universities, joining Fairbanks-Morse and Company as chief hydraulic engineer in 1953. During World War II he served with the War Department, receiving a Meritorious Citation in 1946. He has held his present position since 1963. A member of many professional and other societies, he has served the Boy Scouts for 25 years.


ROBERT H. RAMSEY

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ROBERT H. RAMSEY

Vice President, St. Joseph Lead Company, New York, N.Y.

Born, Racine, Wisconsin, October 8, 1909.

B.S. (Min.E.), 1931, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (Min.E.), 1933, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (Met.E.), 1934, Montana School of Mines.

Significant contributions to the engineering profession and to technical journalism started when he joined Mina el Arco, Baja, California in 1935 as mill superintendent. Joining the editorial staff of Engineering and Mining Journal in 1942, he became chief editor ten years later. In 1955 he joined the St. Joseph Lead Company and was appointed a vice president in 1959.


EMMONS L. ROETTIGER

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EMMONS L. ROETTIGER

State Highway Engineer, Retired, Highway Commission, State of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Born, Fountain City, Wisconsin, May 20, 1900.

Outstandingly instrumental in the development of the highway systems of the state and nation, he joined the State Highway Commission in 1921. He has served the Commission for 44 years and devoted much of his time to serving as secretary and president of the Mississippi Valley Conference of State Highway Departments and as treasurer and regional vice president of the American Association of State Highway Officials. He was state highway engineer from 1935 to his retirement in 1965.




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