1969 Award Recipients

WILLIAM V. ARVOLD, JR.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

CONRAD H. HOEPPNER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EINAR A. JACOBSEN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

DANIEL E. KRAUSE
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LUNA B LEOPOLD
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

FREDERICK D. MACKIE
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

JAMES F. MATHIS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ALLAN L. McKAY
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WILLIAM V. ARVOLD, JR.

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WILLIAM V. ARVOLD, JR.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wausau Paper Mills Company, Brokaw, Wisconsin.

Born, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, October 12, 1920.

B.S. (Ch.E.), 1942, The University of Wisconsin.

Responsible for major technical advances and improvement in the manufacturing processes in the paper industry.

Began career with Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1942, assisting in the start-up of several early commercial petroleum-chemical plants, including the first synthetic butyl rubber unit.

Returned to Wisconsin in 1946, when he joined the Marathon Corporation in pulp and paper research.

Joined Wausau Paper Mills Company in 1953 as Technical Director, advancing to Vice President—Manufacturing in 1959, and his present position in 1968. He directed the company's pioneer work in the Magnefite pulping process, commercial application of the Copeland fluidized-bed technique for treating spent pulping liquor wastes, and computerized process control in paper manufacturing.

A member of numerous honorary, technical and civic organizations, he is a director and past president of the Lake States Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association and a trustee of Carroll College.

CONRAD H. HOEPPNER

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CONRAD H. HOEPPNER

President, Industrial Electronics Corporation, Melbourne, Florida.

Born, Spooner, Wisconsin, March 12, 1918.

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

M.S. (E.E.), 1940, The University of Wisconsin.

Professional Degree, Electrical Engineer, 1947, The University of Wisconsin.

Responsible for major advances in telemetry, control and guidance systems.

Began his career in 1941 with the Naval Research Laboratory as Senior Engineer, research and development in remote control, television and telemetry; successively served with several companies, including Raytheon Manufacturing Company as department manager, and Radiation, Incorporated as Director of Research and Chief Scientist. Appointed to his present position in 1960.

Author of 16 published technical papers and holder of 34 patents, he has served with the Department of Defense Research and Development Board.

Member and active contributor to many professional organizations, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers and an advisory board member for Missiles and Rockets Magazine.

EINAR A. JACOBSEN

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EINAR A. JACOBSEN

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobsen Manufacturing Company, Racine, Wisconsin.

Born, Racine, Wisconsin, January 21, 1906.

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

Responsible for notable contributions to the development and manufacture of outdoor power equipment and to the economy of the state of Wisconsin.

Began his more than forty years of service with the Jacobsen Manufacturing Company in 1928 as Assistant Manager for Engineering. A director since 1929, he later became Executive Vice President and General Manager in 1952, and President and General Manager in 1958. He was appointed to his present position in 1963.

He holds a United States patent on a cutting disk assembly for power mowers.

Active in both professional and civic organizations, he has served as director and president of both the Manufacturers' Association of Racine and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, and is a member of the latter's Future Plans Committee. He is also a director of the Racine Savings and Loan Association.

DANIEL E. KRAUSE

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DANIEL E. KRAUSE

Director, Gray Iron Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 11, 1905.

B.S. (Metallurgical Engr.), 1929, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (Metallurgical Engr.), 1930, The University of Wisconsin.

Outstanding contributions through research in the field of ferrous metallurgy.

Began his career while a student as a Foundry Engineer with Sivyer Steel Castings Company; joined Brillion Iron Works as chemist and metallurgist, 1931; became Supervisor, Process Metallurgy at Batelle Memorial Institute, 1932; and was appointed to his present position in 1947.

The author of many technical papers, he also holds several United States patents related to iron casting, and has pioneered research that resulted in notable contributions to the foundry industry.

Recipient of the John H. Whiting Gold Medal from the American Foundrymen's Society and the Award of Merit from the American Society for Testing and Materials, he is an active contributor to and has held office in many professional societies.

LUNA B LEOPOLD

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LUNA B LEOPOLD

Senior Research Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.

Born, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 8, 1915.

B.S. (C.E.), 1926, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S. (Physics and Meteorology), 1945, U.C.L.A.

Ph.D. (Geology), 1950, Harvard University.

Contributed significantly to conservation and management of national water resources.

Began his career with U.S. Soil Conservation Service, 1936; commanded a weather research station at U.C.L.A. as an Army Air Force Captain, 1942; became Head Meteorologist, Pineapple Research Institute, 1946; and joined the United States Geological Survey in 1950, serving successively as Hydraulic Engineer, Chief Hydrologist, and in his present position since 1966.

He is the author of several books and numerous technical papers, and an active member of many professional and scientific societies.

He has received the U.S. Department of Interior Distinguished Service Award; the Kirk Bryan Award of the Geological Society of America; the Veth Medal of the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society; the Cullum Medal of the American Geographical Society; the Medal of the University of Liege, Belgium; and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1967.

FREDERICK D. MACKIE

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FREDERICK D. MACKIE

President and General Manager, Madison Gas and Electric Company, Madison, Wisconsin.

Born, Ashland, Wisconsin, August 3, 1910.

B.S. (E.E.), 1933, The University of Wisconsin.

Prominent for his contributions to the power industry in the state of Wisconsin.

Started career with Madison Gas and Electric Company, 1934. Became successively Vice President, Operations and Engineering, 1961, Executive Vice President and a director, 1964, was instrumental in conversion of the company's gas distribution system to natural gas. He was appointed to his present position in 1966.

Active in the Wisconsin Utilities Association for over 26 years and a past president, he is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of both the National and the Wisconsin Societies of Professional Engineers. In addition, he has served many civic organizations.

Awarded "Outstanding Professional Engineer in Industry" citation by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers in 1968.

JAMES F. MATHIS

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JAMES F. MATHIS

Director, Imperial Oil Limited, Toronto, Canada.

Born, Dallas, Texas, September 28, 1925.

B.S. (Ch.E.), 1946, Texas A & M University.

M.S. (Ch.E.), 1951, The University of Wisconsin.

Ph.D. (Ch.E.), 1952, The University of Wisconsin.

Outstanding contributions in research and development in the petroleum industry.

Started career with Humble Oil and Refining Company in 1946 as junior chemist. Resigned in 1950 to continue his education.

Rejoined Humble in 1953 as a research chemist, and in 1958 was loaned to Esso Research and Engineering Company. Returned to Humble as Assistant Division Head, Technical Division, Baytown Refinery, 1959, and later. Manager, Research and Development Division. Appointed Manager of Humble's Research Department in 1964.

Moved to Esso Research and Engineering in 1965 as Deputy to the Vice President, and then a director and Vice President, Petroleum Research. Appointed to his present position in 1968.

ALLAN L. McKAY

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ALLAN L. McKAY

President and General Manager, Giddings and Lewis Machine Tool Company, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Born, Brainerd, Minnesota, February 18, 1915.

B.S. (M.E. and Business Admin.), 1937, The University of Minnesota.

Contributed significantly to technological and economic progress of the machine tool industry.

Started his career as a Time Study Engineer with Giddings and Lewis Machine Tool Company in 1937, and has served the Corporation for more than thirty years in such positions as President and General Manager, Kaukauna Machine Corp.; Vice President and General Manager, Cincinnati Bickford Division; and Executive Vice President, Giddings and Lewis, Fond du Lac. Appointed to his present position in 1966, he is also a director of the Corporation and of Giddings and Lewis-Fraser, Ltd., Arbroath, Scotland. In addition, he is a director of the First Wisconsin National Bank of Fond du Lac.

An active member of numerous professional and civic organizations, he has served many of them as an officer.




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