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Chemical executive

William Bertan Katz, American Chemical executive. Avocations: amateur radio, duplicate bridge, cooking. M C. Fellow American Society for Testing and Materials, American Institute Chemical Engineers; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, SpillControl Association American (board directors since 1983, honorary life), National Environmental Training Associations.

Background

Katz, William Bertan was born on March 13, 1917 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Siegmund and Florence O. (Saunders) Katz.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Illinois, 1938; Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1940.

Career

Research engineer, Ethyl Corporation, Detroit, 1940-1946; technical director, Van Straaten Chemical Corporation, Chicago, 1946-1949; division manager, Benjamin Wolff & Company, Melrose Park, Illinois, 1950-1954; president, Washington Industrial Services, Evanston, Illinois, 1954-1963; president, Illinois Chemical Corporation, Highland Park, Illinois, 1964-1990; retired, Illinois Chemical Corporation, Highland Park, 1990. Director Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, 1978-1984. Teacher environmental science Oaktree Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois.

Achievements

  • Avocations: amateur radio, duplicate bridge, cooking. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Society for Testing and Materials, American Institute Chemical Engineers. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, SpillControl Association American (board directors since 1983, honorary life), National Environmental Training Associations.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Amateur radio, cooking.

Connections

Married Ruth Natalie Metzger, August 23, 1940. Children: Ellen Judith, Stanley Benjamin.

father:
Siegmund Katz

mother:
Florence O. (Saunders) Katz

spouse:
Ruth Natalie Metzger

child:
Stanley Benjamin Katz

child:
Ellen Judith Katz