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consultant , industrial designer

Ray Barton Wheeler, industrial designer, consultant. Achievements include patents for International Business Machines Corporation card reader and display terminal, International Business Machines Corporation 1287 optical page reader, International Business Machines Corporation 1288 optical page reader. Recipient Design Excellence award, International Business Machines Corporation, 1968; grantee, Minnesota Arts Council, 1967.

Background

Wheeler, Ray Barton was born on March 12, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ray Barton and Mary Fay (Loveland) Wheeler.

Education

Student, Curtiss-Wright Technology, 1941—1942. Student, Utah State University, 1943—1944. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School Design, 1953.

Career

Industrial designer, director Israel Product Design Office, Haifa, Muller Munk Associates, Pittsburgh, 1954—1956. Chief designer Van Dyck Associates, Westport, Connecticut, 1956—1959. Design program coordinator International Business Machines Corporation, New York City, 1959—1960, manager design center Rochester, Minnesota, 1960—1969.

Director industrial design and human factors Honeywell Information Systems Waltham, Massachusetts, 1969—1977. Industrial design consultant Wheeler Design, New Boston, New Hampshire, since 1977. Director Design Management Institute, 1976—1977, Rochester Art Center, 1965—1967.

Served to 1st lieutenant Civil Engineering United States Army, 1943-1946, served to 1st lieutenant, 1950-1952.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for International Business Machines Corporation card reader and display terminal, International Business Machines Corporation 1287 optical page reader, International Business Machines Corporation 1288 optical page reader.

Membership

Treasurer Conservation Commission, New Boston, 1981—1984. Member of Mensa, Experimental Aircraft Association, Industrial Designers Society America (vice president 1974-1975), Purgatory Stamp (president 1985-1986).

Connections

Married Grace Louise Skeen Wheeler, May 28, 1953. Children: Susan, Daniel Harding.

father:
Ray Barton Wheeler

mother:
Mary Fay (Loveland) Wheeler

spouse:
Grace Louise Skeen Wheeler

child:
Susan Wheeler

child:
Daniel Harding Wheeler