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drilling manufacturing company executive

Adrian E. Ross, American Retired drilling manufacturing company executive ( ind: manufacturing, Retired)drilling manufacturing company executive.


Ross, Adrian E. was born on March 6, 1912 in Clintonville, New York, United States. Son of James A. and Bertha (Beardsley) Ross.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1934. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1935.


United States Navy, 1935-1937. Development engineer Electrolux Corporation, 1937-1941. Chief engineer and assistant to president Sprague & Henwood, Inc., Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1946-1953, director, since 1951, president, 1953-1974, Chairman of the Board, since 1963.

President, director Sprague & Henwood de Venezuela. Director Hands England Ltd., Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (emeritus), N.E. Bank of Pennsylvania (emeritus), professional engrs. Past Chairman of the Board, director emeritus Keystone Junior College.

President, director Ross Family Foundation. Former Chairman of the Board, director emeritus Johnson School Technology.


  • Registerd professional engineer, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Mining Congress Journal, Mining Engineering, Engineering and Mining Journal, Diamond Drill Handbook.


Past chairman board directors Keystone Junior College, Johnson School Technology. President, director Ross Family Foundation Served to lieutenant colonel Air Communications, United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946. Member American Institute of Mining, American Society of Civil Engineers, Diamond Core Drill Manufacturers Association (past president), Society Professional Engineers, United States National Council Soil Mechanics, Industrial Diamond Association American (past president), Mining Club (New York City), Scranton Club, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club.


Married Ruth T. Hill, March 2, 1934 (deceased January 1999). Children: James A., Daniel R.

James A. Ross

Bertha (Beardsley) Ross

Ruth T. Hill

James A. Ross

Daniel R. Materials engr Ross