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Harry Joseph Dietrick

rubber company executive

Harry Joseph Dietrick was American rubber company executive. Achievements include patent on continuous feed primary battery; co-development of space suits in Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, of space saver spare tire, others.

Background

Dietrick, Harry Joseph was born on August 15, 1922 in Cleveland. Son of Joseph Michael and Anna (Prystasz) Dietrick.

Education

Bachelor of Science cum laude, Western Reserve University, 1948. Master of Science, Western Reserve University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Western Reserve University, 1951.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1965.

Career

Page Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland, 1940. Analytical chemist Cosma Laboratories, Cleveland, 1941-1943, 46-49. Research assistant Office Naval Research Western Reserve University, 1949-1951, research associate, 1951-1953.

Technical manager, senior technical project and section leader, manager independent products, aerospace and tire research BF Goodrich, Brecksville, Ohio, 1953-1973, director tire research and development administrator Akron, 1973-1985, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company, Akron, 1985-1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent on continuous feed primary battery. Co-development of space suits in Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, of space saver spare tire, others.

Works

  • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (chairman Cleveland section, trustee 1966-1978, national councillor 1957-1959), American Rocket Society (vice president Cleveland-Akron section 1962-1963), Acoustical Society of America, American Institute Physics.

Connections

Married LaVerne Juell Maier, December 9, 1943. Children: Laurel Louise Dietrick Wik, Karen Leigh Dietrick Lacks.