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Peter David Schroff

Biochemical executive

Peter David Schroff, American biochemical executive. Registered professional engineer, Illinois, Michigan, California. Rhodes scholar, 1948-1949, Setnam scholar, 1949-1951.


Schroff, Peter David was born on April 19, 1926 in Munich. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of David and Bonnie (Gora) Schroff.


Master of Science in Biochemistry, University London, 1948. Mark Scheme, university London, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1951.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Chemistry, Georgia State University, 1972.


Chief development engineer Fluor Products, Los Angeles, 1951-1955. Director reliability North America Rockwell, 1955-1970. Director new products and quality control General Diagnostics, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1972-1979.

Director advanced development Coulter Corporation, Hialiah, Florida, 1979-1982. Director life science Janssen Life Sciences, J & J Corporation, Piscataway, New Jersey, since 1982.


  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois, Michigan, California.


  • Author: Advances in Petroleum Chemistry and Refining, 1955. Contributor over 43 articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


Member American Society Clinical Pathology, American Association Cost Engineers, American Society for Medical Technology, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Microbiology, National Society Histotechnology, National Society Professional Engineers Clubs: Toastmasters (Los Angeles) (president 1956). Lodges: Kiwanis (president Los Angeles club 1958).


  • Other Interests

    Chess, photography, sailing.


Married Brenda Llewellyn, October 20, 1971. Children: James, John.