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Early Years 1
Family life in Alma, Michigan. Boy Scouts. Attending grade school and high school in Alma. Early interests in engineering. Entering Alma College.
College and Graduate School 5
Attending Alma College and the University of Michigan. Decision to further education in electrical engineering. Membership in Tau Beta Pi. Seeking a career in electrical engineering.
Early Career at Dow Chemical Company 13
Student training program. First work in the Physics Lab. Patents. Shift to Plastics Division. Movement to management. Military product applications.
Career with Dow Corning Corporation 30
German plastics evaluation in Europe. Living with Polio. Development of the multidimensional organization (MDO). Product development. Attending Harvard Advanced Management Program. Dow Chemical Company's movement to Dow Corning Corporation.
Final Thoughts 44
Implementation of MDO at Dow Corning Corporation. Product profitability. Involvement with Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Plastics Materials Manufacturing Association (PMMA), and Manufacturing Chemists' Association (MCA).