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Wilmer Colebrook Cooling

Wilmer Colebrook Cooling, American manufacturing executive, educator. Decorated Bronze Star with cluster. Fellow: American Institute Industrial Engineers, Society Advancement Management, Royal Society Arts; member: English Speaking Union, Industrial Management Association, Yacht of Sea Isle City.

Background

  • Cooling, Wilmer Colebrook was born on April 16, 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Wilmer J. and Pauline (Kolck) Cooling.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania Military College, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Military Science (honorary), Pennsylvania Military College, 1946. Master of Business Administration in Industrial Management, Temple University, 1949.

    Career

    • Industrial engineer United States Rubber Company, Passaic, New Jersey, 1946, L. H. Gilmer Division, Tacony, Pennsylvania, 1946—1948, Atlantic Refining Company, Philadelphia, 1948—1950. Manager methods and standards International Resistance Company, 1950—1956. Corporation chief industrial engineer Engelhard Industries, Inc., Newark, 1956—1962.

      Director industrial engineering Airtron division Litton Industries, Morris Plains, 1962—1963. Corporation staff industrial engineer American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Supply Company, New York City, 1963—1966. Department vp, manager electro-mechanic aerospace and marine system Engelhard Minerals & Chemicals Corporation, East Newark, New Jersey, 1966—1971.

      Vp personnel and industrial relations Engelhard Industries Division, Murray Hill, New York, 1971—1973, director industrial relations, 1973—1983, consultant, since 1983. Instructor Rutgers University, 1954. Shop adviser Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, 1955—1956.

      Consultant to assistant secretary of defense for properties and installations, 1954—1956. Lecturer Management Center, Cambridge. Captain United States Army, 1942-1946.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow: American Institute Industrial Engineers, Society Advancement Management, Royal Society Arts. Member: English Speaking Union, Industrial Management Association, Yacht of Sea Isle City.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Andrew Dalton, May 4, 1946. Children: Andrew C., Janet L., Mary Louise.
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    • 1942
      Pennsylvania Military College
    • 1946
      Pennsylvania Military College
    • 1949
      Temple University
    • 1946 - 1948
      Industrial engineer, United States Rubber Company
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1946
      Industrial engineer, United States Rubber Company
      Passaic, New Jersey, United States
    • 1948 - 1950
      Industrial engineer, United States Rubber Company
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1950 - 1956
      manager, methods and standards International Resistance Company
    • 1956 - 1962
      corporation chief industrial engineer, Engelhard Industries
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      director, industrial engineering Airtron division Litton Industries
      Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      corporation staff industrial engineer, American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Supply Company
    • 1971 - 1973
      vp personnel and industrial relations Engelhard Industries Division
      New York, United States
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