Title and Description Page
Family Background and Early Education 1
Growing up in Findlay, Ohio. Influence of high school teachers. Interest in science. Siblings.
College Education and Early Career 2
Attending Case School of Applied Science. Interest in both chemistry and chemical engineering. Influence of Professor Carl Prutton. Decision to attend graduate school at MIT. Thesis on colloid chemistry. Teaching position at MIT. Consulting. Growing interest in polymers.
General Electric Company 12
Decision to work for G.E. Organosilicon polymers. Scaling up fluid bed process. Working with Eugene Rochow and Abraham Marshall.
Chemical Engineering at G.E. 24
Setting up Chemical Engineering department. Designing full-scale silicone plant. Cross-licensing agreements with Dow. Work on phenolic laminates. Moving up in management.
G.E. Research 33
Discovery of polycarbonates by Daniel W. Fox. Commercial development of synthetic diamonds. Development of polycarbonates and PPO. Emphasis on Noryl.
Concluding Thoughts 55
Recent expansion of G.E. Sector Board.