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Walter Nicholas Polakov

engineer

Walter Nicholas Polakov, Russian engineer. Fellow Institute Management; member American Society Mechanical Engineers, American Management Association, Society Industrial Engineers, American Military Engineers, Civil Legion, Taylor Society to Promote Science of Management; member National Association Stationary Engineers.

Background

Polakov, Walter Nicholas was born in July 1879 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Son of Honorary Nicholas N. and Aline A. (Khvostoff) Polakov.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Dresden, Saxony, 1902. Special course in psychology and industrial hygiene, University of Moscow.

Career

Came to the United States, 1906. Formerly superintendent motive power New York, N.H.&H. Railroad Company. Expert consulting engineer Board of Estimates and Apportionment, City of New York, and Department of Docks and Ferries, 1909-1910.

Construction engineering Penn Central Light & Power Company, 1912-1914. Power expert, United States Shipping Board, 1918. President Walter N. Polakov & Company, industrial consultants.

Management consultant Supreme Economic Council, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1929-1931. Construction engineering Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933.

Works

  • Author: Mastering Power Production, 1920. Foremanship, 1923

  • Man and His Affairs, 1925. Power Plant Management, 1931.

    The Power Age, 1933

  • also numerous technical papers read before scientific societies, and articles in engineering mags.

Membership

Fellow Institute Management. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers, American Management Association, Society Industrial Engineers, American Military Engineers, Civil Legion, Taylor Society to Promote Science of Management. Member National Association Stationary Engineers.

Connections

Married second, Barbara Gesinska, 1929.

father:
Honorary Nicholas N. Polakov

mother:
Aline A. (Khvostoff) Polakov

spouse:
Barbara Gesinska