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Charles Sprague Beightler

mechanical engineering educator

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.

Background

Beightler, Charles Sprague was born on March 18, 1924 in Cincinnati. Son of Donald Sprague and Elizabeth (Bainer) Beightler.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1950, Master of Science, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy., Northwestern University, 1961.

Career

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.

Works

  • Author: (with Douglass J. Wilde) Foundations of Optimization, 1967, second edition (with D. Phillips and D.J. Wilde), 1979. (with Donald Phillips) Applied Geometric Programming, 1976.

Membership

Member Operations Research Society of America (Lanchester prize 1967), Institute Management Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Kappa Sigma.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann Thompson, March 3, 1957. Children– William John, Judith Ann, Susan Jeanne, Carol Lynn, Barbara Gail.

father:
Donald Sprague Beightler

mother:
Elizabeth (Bainer) Beightler

spouse:
Patricia Ann Thompson

children:
William John Beightler

Judith Ann Beightler

Susan Jeanne Beightler

Carol Lynn Beightler

Barbara Gail Beightler