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Metallurgical engineer

Rodney Elton Hanneman, American Metallurgical engineer. Achievements include patents in field M C. Recipient Alumni Achievement award Washington State University, 1978; Joint Engineering Council award, 1984.


Hanneman, Rodney Elton was born on March 14, 1936 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Christie Luther and Viva Helen (Sugrue) Hanneman.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Metallurgy, Washington State University, Pullman, 1959. Master of Science in Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1964.

Graduate, General Electric Management Development Institute, 1979.


With General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1963-1981, manager materials characterization laboratory, 1977-1980, manager materials programs, 1980-1981. Vice president research, development and energy resources Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1981-1985, vice president quality assurance and technical operation, 1985-1998. Director Face International, 1988—2002.

Chairman Aluminum Association Technology Communications, 1989—1997. President Management and Technology Consultants, Richmond, Virginia, 1998—2002. Member visiting committee department materials science and engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975—1980, member advisory board Materials Processing Ctr, 1980—1997.

Member advisory board University Virginia, 1982—1987, chairman industrial advisory board graduate engineering program, 1983—1986. Chairman research coordinating council Gas Research Institute, 1985—1987, advisory council, 1988—2001. Board directors Materials Properties Council, 1982—1990.

Member advisory committee Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, 1999—2002. Advisory board Commonwealth Graduate Engineering, Richmond, 1996—2006.


  • Achievements include patents in field M C.


Member foundation board Science Museum Virginia, since 1989. Vice president Civic Association, 1990-1992. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, MAPI, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society Metals (Geisler award 1971, Engineering Materials Achievement award 1973), American Chemical Society (Chemical Innovator award 1970, Edison medallion 1979), Industrial Research Institute, Aluminum Association (chairman technical committee 1989-1997), Sigma Xi.


Married; 3 children.

Christie Luther Hanneman

Viva Helen (Sugrue) Hanneman