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Manufacturing executive

Frederick Charles Langenberg, American manufacturing executive. Named Oak Brook Business Leader of the Year, 1986, Distinguished Business Leader, DuPage County, 1988; Alumni fellow Pennsylvania State University, 1977; recipient Distinguished Alumni award, Pennsylvania State University, 1989, Lehigh University, 1990.


Langenberg, Frederick Charles was born on July 1, 1927 in New York City. Son of Frederick C. and Margaret (McLaughlin) Langenberg.


Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1950. Master of Science, Lehigh University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1955.

Postgraduate executives program, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1962.


With, United States Steel Corporation, 1951-1953; visiting fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955-1956; with, Crucible Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1956-1968; vice president research and engineering, Crucible Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1966-1968; president, Trent Tube division Colt Industries, Milwaukee, 1968-1970; executive vice president, Jessop Steel Company, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1970; president, Jessop Steel Company, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1970-1975; president, board directors, American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, 1975-1978; president, Interlake Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois, 1979-1981; president, Chairman, chief Executive officer, Interlake Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois, 1981-1991; also board directors, Interlake Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois chairman, Langand Corporation, Pittsburgh, since 1991. Board directors Carpenter Technology, Reading, Pennsylvania, The Interlake Corporation, Chicago.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to technical journals. Patentee in field.


Fellow American Society Metals (distinguished life member 1982, trustee, Pittsburgh Nite lecturer 1970, Andrew Carnegie lecturer 1976. David Ford McFarland award Penn State chapter 1973). Member American Institute of Mining, American Society Metals, Metals Powder Industry Federation, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Clubs: Duquesne, St. Clair Country (Pittsburgh), Congressional, Burning Tree, Chicago Golf, Chicago, Laurel Valley, Rolling Rock (Ligonier, Pennsylvania), Belleair County Club (Florida).


Married Jane Anderson Bartholomew, May 16, 1953. Children: Frederick C., Susan Jane. Married Marguerite Cardone, April 13, 1996.

Frederick C. Langenberg

Margaret (McLaughlin) Langenberg

Marguerite Cardone

Jane Anderson Bartholomew

Susan Jane Langenberg

Frederick C. Langenberg