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mechanical engineer

Tom Schur, Swiss mechanical engineer. Achievements include development of novel swimming roll for moisture control of papermaking machinery; responsibility for North America's first Tidal Power Plant; responsibility for World's first commercial tritium removal plant; patent for Demand Pricing in Car Parking and Road Pricing. Recipient Transportation award American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1968.

Background

Schur, Tom was born on November 28, 1920 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Jan and Margaret (Wolf) Schur.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, London University, 1949.

Career

Contract engineer Sulzer Brothers, London, 1946-1961, vice president diesel locomotive department, 1961-1964. Vice president traction department Sulzer, Winterthur, Switzerland, 1965-1968. Vice president papermaking machinery Escher-Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland, 1968-1971.

President Sulzer Canada Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1971-1984. Vice president innovation group Sulzer, Winterthur, Switzerland, 1984-1987. President Schurpark International, Samedan, Switzerland, since 1989.

Chairman Dominion Bridge Sulzer, Montreal, 1980-1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of novel swimming roll for moisture control of papermaking machinery. Responsibility for North America's first Tidal Power Plant. Responsibility for World's first commercial tritium removal plant.

    Patent for Demand Pricing in Car Parking and Road Pricing.

Membership

Fellow Institution Mechanical Engineers. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Connections

Married Joan Bird, January 27, 1943. Children: Andrew, Helen Parris.

father:
Jan Schur

mother:
Margaret (Wolf) Schur

spouse:
Joan Bird

child:
Andrew Schur

child:
Helen Parris Schur