1967 Award Recipients

Engineers' Day Information:
Diane Randall
608/265-4048
drandall@engr.wisc.edu

LOUIS E. DEQUINE, JR.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

FRANK P. HYER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

FRED A. LOEBEL
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

RALPH A. MILLERMASTER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ROBERT H. PADDOCK
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

HAROLD W. RUF
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LOUIS E. DEQUINE, JR.

LOUIS E. DEQUINE, JR. (Large image)

LOUIS E. DEQUINE, JR.

Manager, Corporate Development, Agricultural Division, Gates Rubber Company, Denver, Colorado.

Born, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, September 14, 1912.

B.S. (Ch.E.), 1935, The University of Wisconsin.

Pioneer in the commercial development of nylon fibers and the synthetic fiber industry.

Started career with the Koppers Company in 1935, joining the Union Carbide Corporation in 1938.

Held position of Chief Engineer, American Bemberg Division of Beaunit Mills; and Nylon Plant Engineer, Nylon Manufacturing Manager, and Director of Nylon Manufacturing with Chemstrand Company which he joined in 1951.

Became Executive Director—Nylon Chemstrand Division, Monsanto Chemical Company, and Managing Director, Monsanto Cie, Luxembourg, in 1962.

Was appointed President, Gering Plastics Company, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, in 1964.

Has held present position since 1966.

He has a keen interest in young people and has devoted much of his time to boys' clubs and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.

FRANK P. HYER

FRANK P. HYER (Large image)

FRANK P. HYER

Chairman of the Board, Delmarva Power and Light Company, Wilmington, Delaware.

Born, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, September 22, 1897.

B.S. (E.E.), 1923, The University of Wisconsin.

Outstanding contributions to the engineering management and development of electric and atomic power.

Started career with West Pennsylvania Power Company, 1923. Assistant to General Superintendent, 1924.

Held executive positions with A. C. Nielsen Company. Wisconsin Hydro Electric Company, Eastern Minnesota Power Corporation, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, and General Public Utilities Corporation, and has acted as consultant to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Joined the Delaware (now Delmarva) Power and Light Company in 1947, and became Vice President of Operations and Engineering in 1955 and President in 1959. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1960.

Has held present position since 1966. He is also a Director of the Bank of Delaware and a number of atomic power development companies. A member of many societies, he has significantly contributed to the programs of industrial, civic, economic, regulatory and social organizations.

FRED A. LOEBEL

FRED A. LOEBEL (Large image)

FRED A. LOEBEL

President, Aqua-Chem, Incorporated, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 16, 1916.

B.S. (M.E.), 1938, The University of Wisconsin.

International authority on steam generation and saline water conversion.

Served as an engineer with Standard Oil Company of California and with the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 1938-1942.

Joined Cleaver Brooks Corporation in 1943, became Chief Engineer and then Vice President of Engineering in 1950. Became President of their subsidiary, Aqua-Chem Incorporated in 1958. Is also Chairman of the Board, Aqua-Chem International, Ltd.

A director of the Society of Professional Engineers and a member of the Committee on Saline Water Conversion, he is also a member of many professional societies.

He has numerous publications, patents in many countries, and has done much to promote engineering education.

RALPH A. MILLERMASTER

RALPH A. MILLERMASTER (Large image)

RALPH A. MILLERMASTER

Vice President-Engineering and Development, Cutler-Hammer, Incorporated, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 4. 1905.

B.S. (E.E.), 1927, The University of Wisconsin.

Outstanding invention and development of electromechanical devices on which he holds many patents.

Started career with Cutler-Hammer in 1927 and became Engineer in Charge of Trumbull-Vanderpoel in 1930.

Returned to Milwaukee as Development Supervisor, 1933, and became Assistant Manager of Development, Manager of Development, and Vice President of Development, 1956.

Elected to the Board of Directors in 1960; has held present position since 1961.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Director of the United States of America Standards Institute.

As a member of the Engineering Advisory Committee for The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Research Advisory Committee for Marquette College of Engineering, he has significantly contributed to engineering education.

ROBERT H. PADDOCK

ROBERT H. PADDOCK (Large image)

ROBERT H. PADDOCK

Division Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, Madison, Wisconsin.

Born, Calumet, Michigan, September 3, 1905.

B.A., 1926, The University of Wisconsin.

B.S. (C.E.), 1932, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (C.E.), 1936, The University of Wisconsin.

C.E., 1956, The University of Wisconsin.

Contributions of outstanding merit to the state and nation's highway systems.

Broad experience with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Alaska and with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho and Minnesota.

Joined the Wisconsin Highway Commission and then the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, 1934. Responsible positions in Washington, D.C. and many states.

Became Highway Engineer at Madison, 1941 and Division Engineer, 1956.

Outstanding service in World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theatre; Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster, 1945.

Awarded the Silver Medal for Meritorious Service, by the Secretary of Commerce, 1956.

He has been particularly active as a leader in Boy Scout activities and a Scoutmaster of a troop for the past 17 years.

HAROLD W. RUF

HAROLD W. RUF (Large image)

HAROLD W. RUF

Vice President, Grede Foundries, Incorporated, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born, Green Bay, Wisconsin, February 24, 1905.

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

M.S. (C.E.), 1930, The University of Wisconsin.

Ph.D. (C.E.), 1937, The University of Wisconsin.

Pioneer in the development of ductile iron and ductile iron processes.

Instructor in Hydraulics and Sanitary Engineering at The University of Wisconsin 1930-1937; joined the Wisconsin State Board of Health that year.

Joined Grede Foundries as Assistant to the President, 1940, and became Works Manager, Gray Iron Division, and Director of Research and Development. Has held present position since 1960.

As a member of many professional societies and chairman of several of their divisions, he has actively contributed to engineering education and to the profession.

Awarded the Gold Medal, Iron Founders Society, and received the Award of Scientific Merit, American Foundrymens Society.




Date last modified: 11-Dec-2013
Date created: 12-Sep-2007 00:30:00
Content by: alumni@engr.wisc.edu
Accessibility

Web services
Copyright 2010 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System