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chemical company executive

Frank Chrencik, American Chemical company executive. Recipient Distinguished Alumni Achievement award University Iowa, 1977; inducted into Academy of Distinguished Engineers, U. Iowa, 1996. Past trustee National Hemophilia Foundation, New York Served lieutenant colonel Chemical Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Member AICE (Outstanding Chemical Engineer award Alabama section 1983), U. Iowa President's Club.

Background

Chrencik, Frank was born on January 6, 1914 in Osage, Iowa, United States. Son of Tom and Agnes (Walashek) Chrencik.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Iowa, 1937. Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1955.

Career

Plant engineer, production and construction supervisor general chemical division, Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, 1937-1940; manager various plants, Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company, Cleveland, 1946-1956; general manager electrochems. division, Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company, 1956-1960; company vice president, senior officer, Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company, 1960-1972; director, chairman of the executive committee, Terra Chemical International, Inc., Sioux City, Iowa., 1969-1972; executive vice president chemicals and metals group, Vulcan Materials Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972-1977; also board directors, member Executive Committee, Vulcan Materials Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama vice Chairman of the Board, Vulcan Materials Corporation, 1977-1979; emeritus director and consultant, Vulcan Materials Corporation, since 1979. Board of Governors Gulf Coast Development Company, Pasadena, Texas, 1955. Past member advanced.council College Engineering, University Iowa.

Board directors Chlorine Institute, 1968-1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member international advisory board: Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design.

Membership

Past trustee National Hemophilia Foundation, New York Served to lieutenant colonel Chemical Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Member American Institute of Electrical Engineers (Outstanding Chemical Engineer award Alabama section 1983), University Iowa President's Club. Clubs: The Club (Birmingham), Vestavia Country (Birmingham).

Connections

Married Edith Jo Phelps, July 27, 1935. Children: Charles Frank, James Phelps (deceased).

father:
Tom Chrencik

mother:
Agnes (Walashek) Chrencik

spouse:
Edith Jo Phelps

child:
Charles Frank Chrencik

child:
James Phelps Chrencik (deceased)