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Arthur Ray Disbrow

Arthur Ray Disbrow, American aerospace manufacturing executive.

Background

  • Disbrow, Arthur Ray was born on June 26, 1932 in Kaleva, Michigan, United States. Son of Alan Stacy and Elsie Ruth (Fuller) Disbrow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technology University, 1955. Master of Business Administration with honors, Michigan State University, 1971.

    Career

    • Machine designer Air Corps Spark Plug division General Motors Company, Flint, Michigan, 1955-1957. Lead engineer Missile division Chrysler Corporation, Sterling Heights, 1957-1960. Mechanical process department head Manufacturing Development division General Motors Company, Warren, 1960-1974.

      Manufacturing engineering manager Compressor Company division TRW Inc., Cleveland, 1974-1981. Vice president, division manager Hartzell Propeller Products division TRW. Inc., Piqua, Ohio, 1981-1987. President Hartzell Propeller Inc., since 1987, also board directors.

      Board directors Miami County American Automobile Association, Piqua.

    Works

    • Co-inventor patent on electrical discharge machining, 1961.

    Membership

    Campaign chairman Piquarea United Fund, 1986, board directors 1984-1988. Advisory board Salvation Army, Piqua, since 1984. Co-chairman JVS Levy Campaign.

    Trustee Upper Valley Medical Center, Piqua, Ohio, since 1984. President Piquarea United Way, 1989. Served to Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1955-1958.

    Member National Aviation Hall of Fame, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (board directors since 1981), National Aeronautical Association, Army Aviation Association, American Defense Preparedness Association, Piqua C. of Chamber (board directors 1984-1987). Lodges: Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Vivian Childress, May 24, 1958. Children: Michael Ray, Russell Paul, Colleen Lynn, Jennifer Mary.
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    Born June 26, 1932
    • 1955
      Michigan Technology University
    • 1971
      Michigan State University
    • 1955 - 1957
      Machine designer, Air Corps Spark Plug division General Motors Company
      Flint, Michigan, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      lead engineer, Missile division Chrysler Corporation
      Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
    • 1960 - 1974
      mechanical process department head, Manufacturing Development division General Motors Company
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1974 - 1981
      manufacturing engineer, engineering manager Compressor Comp. division TRW Incorporated
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      vice president, Hartzell Propeller Products division TRW. Incorporated
      Piqua, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      division manager, Hartzell Propeller Products division TRW. Incorporated
      Piqua, Ohio, United States
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