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Ralph Scot Foss, American mechanical engineer. Named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, 1990.


Foss, Ralph Scot was born on August 19, 1945 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. Son of Frank Allen and Bessie Christine (Hopla) Foss.


Student, Pennsylvania State University, 1965. BME, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1966. Master of Business Administration in Business, London School of Economics, 1970.

Postgraduate, Heidelberg University, Federal Republic Germany, 1971.


Manager advanced facilities, compressed air, Vollkswagen GmbH, Wolfsburs, West Germany, 1968-1971;product manager, Ingersoll Rand Company, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971-1973;manager air compressor group, Minnesota Institute Technology, Minneapolis, 1973-1976;sales and marketing manager, Sullair Corporation, Michigan City, Indiana, 1976-1981;system engineering manager, Ingersoll Rand Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1982-1988;president, Plant Air Technology, Charlotte, since 1988;president, Winburn Associations, Inc., Charlotte, since 1989. Board directors Amethyst Foundation, Charlotte, 1987-1990.


Member Presidential Task Force, Washington, 1982-1988. President's council Florida Hospital Foundation, Orlando, since 1990. With United States Army, 1966-1968.

Member American Institute Plant Engineers (president, corporation members council 1985-1989, director 1989-1990), Association Energy Engineers, Instrument Society of America, International Platform Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, writing.


Married Betsy B. See, October 1, 1993.

Frank Allen Foss

Bessie Christine (Hopla) Foss

Betsy B. See