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consultant , company executive , Chemicals executive

Louis Herbert Barnett, American chemicals executive, consultant, plastics company executive. Achievements include development of rotational molding and casting; design of 1st injection molding machine; patents for plastic houseware designs. Co-recipient (with wife) B'nai B'rith International Humanitarian award, 1981; recipient medal for outstanding accomplishment to Fort Worth and Israel, Prime Minister of Israel, 1973.


Barnett, Louis Herbert was born on November 22, 1918 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Max and Molly G. Barnett.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Mgmt, Northeastern University, 1944. Doctor of Engineering honors, Texas Christian University, 1977. Doctor of Science, Texas Christian University, 1977.


Founder, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Loma Industries, 1947—1966. Consultant plastics and chemicals, fabrication technical new products, creative marketing, oil and gas exploration Fort Worth, 1966. Chairman Originala Petroleum Corporation, Fort Worth.

Director Overton Park National Bank of Fort Worth, Chattem, Inc., Chattanooga. Director, trustee Texas Christian University. Served with infantry United States Army, 1941.


  • Achievements include development of rotational molding and casting. Design of 1st injection molding machine. Patents for plastic houseware designs.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journal.


Member committee Harris Hospital Development Council, Fort Worth. Member international advisory council B'nai B'rith. Member of Indiana Petroleum Association, United Inventors and Scientists American, American Chemical Society, Texas Inventors Association, Society Plastic Industry, Society Plastics Engineers, American National Rifle Association, Jewish Federation Fort Worth (past president), Brotherhood citation Tarrant County chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, Fort Worth Dog Training, American Kennel (judge), Fort Worth Kennel, Chevaliers du Tastevin.


Married Madlyn Brachman, May 3, 1945. Children: Laurie Barnett Werner, Eliot, Rhoda Barnett Bernstein.

Max Barnett

Molly G. Barnett

Madlyn Brachman

Laurie Barnett Werner Barnett

Eliot Barnett

Rhoda Barnett Bernstein Barnett