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pneumatic control consultant

Edward Lionel Holbrook, British pneumatic control consultant. award 1970), Washington Society Engineers Author book on pneumatic logic design, 1984.


Holbrook, Edward Lionel was born on October 27, 1911 in Bristol, England. Son of Frederick Lionel and Eliza Lott (Slade) Holbrook.


Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1936. Student University Pittsburgh, 1930-1934, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1934-1938, Pennsylvania State University, 1938-1941, Milwaukee School Art (correspondence), 1937-1938, Alexander Hamilton Institute Management, 1956-1957.


Tester, test engineer Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, 1929-1940, district manager Southeastern ty., Washington, 1940-1945, manager government sales industrial products division, 1945-1954, director European operations, Geneva, 1954-1956, general sales manager industrial products division, Wilmerding, 1956-1959. Manager eastern division, manager government sales, manager foreign sales and licensing Modernair Corporation, Cleveland, 1959-1961. Vice president Barker Air & Hydraulics, Greenville, South Carolina, 1961-1963.

Director research Numatics Company, Highland, Michigan, 1963-1964. Vice president, general manager Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, 1964-1967. Vice president, general manager, director Pneucon, Inc., Richmond, California, 1967-1977.

Pneumatic control consultant, Taylor, South Carolina, since 1977. Named to Executive and Professional Hall of Fame. Registered professional engineer, District of Columbia, Georgia.


  • Other Work

    • Author book on pneumatic logic design, 1984. Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


Member American Institute of Management, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, National Society Professional Engineers, Society of America Military Engineers, European Pneumatic Association, American Society Tool and Manufacturing Engineers, Fluid Power Society (Fluid Power Design award 1970), Washington Society Engineers Author book on pneumatic logic design, 1984.


Married Annie Lou Gann, March 1, 1941 (deceased). Children– Cynthia Holbrook Wynn, Elizabeth Holbrook Shelton, Edward Lionel.

Frederick Lionel Holbrook

Eliza Lott (Slade) Holbrook

Annie Lou Gann

Cynthia Holbrook Wynn Holbrook

Elizabeth Holbrook Shelton Holbrook

Edward Lionel Holbrook