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Engineer

Sammie Clair Beach, American Engineer. Recipient scholarship Wayne State University, 1968-1971, Merit Certified Pi Tau Sigma, 1970. Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (company representative since 1985).

Background

Beach,, Sammie Clair was born on June 17, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Sammie Clair Senior and Valora Mae (Van Den Berg) Beach.

Education

Student, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1968. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 1971. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Western Michigan University, 1991.

Career

Project engineer, Gibson Refrigerator Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), Greenville, Michigan, 1971-1975;process engineer, Gibson Refrigerator Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), Greenville, Michigan, 1975-1977;U.L. liaison engineer, Greenville Products Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1977;senior project engineer, Greenville Products Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1977;manager systems design and development, Greenville Products Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1977-1984;chief engineer systems design and development, Western Climate Initiative Refrigerator Division (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1984-1990;chief engineer advanced development and approvals, Frigidare Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1990-1992;chief engineer advanced products, Frigidare Company (Western Climate Initiative Corporation), 1992; construction engineering, Beach Engineering, 1992-1993;senior project engineer, Bennet Pump Company, 1993-1994;director engineering, Northland Corporation, since 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-inventor retractable control unit, icemaker with thermal protection, adaptive defrost system, refrigerator ice crusher and dispenser, icemaker with keyhole mounting method, refrigerator system with subcooling flow control valve.

Membership

Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (company representative since 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba, golf, boating, fishing, hunting.

Connections

Married Ann Kathleen Meyer, March 9, 1979. Stepchildren: Matthew John Ranney, Mark Andrew Ranney.

father:
Sammie Clair Senior Beach,

mother:
Valora Mae (Van Den Berg) Beach,

spouse:
Ann Kathleen Meyer

children:
Matthew John Ranney Beach,

Mark Andrew Ranney Beach,