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Howard Norton Blitman

construction executive

Howard Norton Blitman, American construction executive. Registered professional engineer, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina. Recipient Norman Tishman Human Relations award, 1967, Albert DeMers medal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Outstanding Alumni Achievement award, 2006.

Background

Blitman, Howard Norton was born on December 9, 1926 in New York City. Son of Charles H. and Anna (Palestine) Blitman.

Education

Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1950. Master of Arts, New School Social Research, 1973.

Career

Field engineer Drier Structural Steel Company, New York, 1950-1951. Design engineer Blitman & Tischler, New York City, 1952-1960. Project engineer Blitman Construction Corporation, 1960-1961, coordinator, 1961-1962, executive vice president, 1962-1969, president, 1969-1981.

President, director Blitman Building Corporation, since 1981. Member housing committee State Constnl. Convention, 1968; member New York City Commission Investigation Water Main Breaks.

Chairman advisory board to department civil engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, since 1999, adjunct trustee, 2005. Trustee Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina.

Membership

Member school board Mount Pleasant Cottage School, Union Free School District, Pleasantville, New York. President, board directors Jewish Child Care Association New York. Vice president board directors Beth Israel Medical Center.

Member council Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, adjunct trustee 2004-2005. Chairman architectural review board Town of Scarsdale, New York, trustee 1989-1993. Trustee Village of Scarsdale, 1989, deputy mayor, since 1992.

Member Planning Board Scarsdale, since 1994, chairman, since 1998. Trustee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004. Second lieutenant Chemical Corps Army of the United States, 1944-1947.

1st lieutenant, 1951-1953. Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers (chairman 1996-1997, chairman professional engineers in construction, president 1997, national treasurer 1999—2001, president-elect 2001-2002, president 2002-2003, member). Member: New York State Society Professional Engineers (president New York chapter 1974-1975, president 1978), Harmonie Club (New York City), Masons (New York City).

Connections

Married Maureen Lefcort-Winter, 1975.