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plastics engineering educator

Paul Victor Engelmann, American plastics engineering educator. Achievements include patents in field. Presidential scholar, Western Michigan University, 1982; recipient Protective Package of the Year award Children's Hospital of Birmingham, 1990.


Engelmann, Paul Victor was born on January 15, 1958 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Manfred David and Patricia (Park) Engelmann.


AS in Geology, Lansing Community College, Michigan, 1980. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, Western Michigan University, 1982. Master of Arts in Vocational Education, Western Michigan University, 1984.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University, 1988.


Owner, Half-Life & S. Auto Restoration & Fabrication, Lansing, Michigan, 1977-1982;teaching assistant department engineering technical, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, 1982-1983;part time instructor, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, 1983-1987;instructor, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, 1987-1989;assistant professor plastics, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, 1989-1993;associate professor department industrial and manufacturing engineering, Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, since 1993. Principal investigator Research and Technology Institute/Performance Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1988-1997, principal investigator Performance Place, Grand Rapids. Researcher Robert Morgan & Company, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1990-1994.

Principal investigator Copper Development Association Inc., since 1995. Consultant plastics Parker Hannafin Corporation, Ostego, Michigan, since 1990. Vice president Western Michigan Society of Petroleum Engineers Education Foundation, 1994-1997.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Manufacturing Technology, 1989. Contributor 50 articles to professional journals.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


President Plainwell (Michigan) History Preservation Society, 1990-1991, 97-99. President board directors Pipp Foundation, since 1992, secretary since 1992. Chairman, board trustees 1st United Methodist Church, Plainwell, 1996-1997, vice chairman building committee, 1997-1900.

Member Society Plastics Engineers (senior, president 1991-1992, president-elect 1990-1991, vice president, secretary 1988-1989, education chairman 1985-1988, Western Michigan secretary, president since 2009, vice president 2008-2009, secretary 2007-2008. Sectional award 1986, 87, 88, Best Paper award 1993, 99, 2000, Outstanding Member award 1994), Institute Industrial Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Classic Car Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America, Walter P. Chrysler Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique auto restoration, old house preservation, environmental preservation.


Married Sarah C. Sanford, October 24, 1998. Children: Thomas, David.

Manfred David

Patricia Engelmann

Sarah C. Sanford

Thomas Engelmann

David Engelmann