Charles Sprague Beightler, American mechanical engineering educator. Decorated Bronze Star medal, Combat Infantry Badge; recipient Book of Year award American Institute Industrial Engineers, 1969. Member Operations Research Society of America (Lanchester prize 1967), Institute Management Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Kappa Sigma.
Design engineer Aeronca Manufacturing Company, Middletown, Ohio, 1950-1951. Research engineer General Motors Research Laboratory, Detroit, 1954-1955. Operations research analyst Caywood-Schiller Associates, Chicago, 1956-1957.
Director operations research Ernst & Ernst, Chicago, 1957-1958. Assistant professor mechanical engineering University Texas, Austin, 1961-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968, professor, since 1968. Fulbright lecturer University Freiburg (Germany), 1971-1972.
Consultant Humble Oil Corporation, Houston, Office Governor Texas.