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aerospace material company executive

Robert Clarence Shaffer, American aerospace material company executive. Achievements include patents in field. Member of Society Materials & Process Engineers (treasurer chapter 1961-1962).

Background

Shaffer, Robert Clarence was born on October 4, 1918 in Kalamazoo. Son of Clarence Daniel and Grace Virginia (Garlick) Shaffer.

Education

Bachelor in Chemistry, Western State College, 1939. Postgraduate, Wayne University, 1944.

Career

Chemist Ford Motor Research, Dearborn, Michigan, 1940—1942. Head department chemical research Bendix Aviation Central Research, Detroit, 1942—1949. Supervisor high polymer research laboratory Ford Motor Science Center, Dearborn, 1949—1953.

Research engineer North American Aviation, Los Angeles, 1953—1956. Director research Adhesive Engineering, San Carlos, 1956—1960, Westech Plastics, Menlo Park, California, 1960—1965. Manager materials Research and Development HITCO Materials Science Center, Gardena, 1965—1972, staff assistant to vice president research & engineering, Hitco defense products division, 1972—1982, manager materials research & new material pilot plant operations Hitco fabricated composites division, since 1982.

Consultant developed, planned & supervised research programs defense contractors in fields missile re-entry materials, 1960—1965.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Membership

Member of Society Materials & Process Engineers (treasurer chapter 1961-1962).

Connections

Married Delores Rita Burns Shaffer, November 22, 1943. Children: Rita Ann, Mary Kay.

father:
Clarence Daniel Shaffer

mother:
Grace Virginia (Garlick) Shaffer

spouse:
Delores Rita Burns Shaffer

child:
Rita Ann Shaffer

child:
Mary Kay Shaffer