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consultant , Glass company executive

William Roscoe Prindle was American glass company executive. Named Distinguished Ceramist of New England, New England section American Ceramic Society, 1974, Toledo Glass and Ceramic award Northwest Ohio section, 1986, Albert Victor Bleininger Memorial award Pittsburgh section, 1989, Phoenix award as Glass Industry Man of Year, 1983; Friedberg Memorial lecture National Institute Ceramic Engineers, 1990, Greaves-Walker award, 2004.


Prindle, William Roscoe was born on December 19, 1926 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Vivian Arthur and Harriette Alnora (Nickerson) Prindle.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1948;Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1950;Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955.


Assistant technical director, Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, 1954-1956;manager research, Hazel-Atlas Glass division Continental Can Company, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1956-1958;general manager research and development, Hazel-Atlas Glass division Continental Can Company, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1959-1962;manager materials research, American Optical Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts, 1962-1965;vice president research, Southbridge and Framingham, Massachusetts, 1971-1976. Dir;research, Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, 1966-1967;vice president research, Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, 1967-1971;executive director, National Materials Advisory Boardexecutive director, National Research Council-NAS, Washington, 1976-1980;director administrative and technical services, R & D division Corning Glass Works, New York, 1980-1985;director materials research, R & D division Corning Glass Works, New York, 1985-1987;associate director, R & D, Engineering division Corning Glass Works (now Corning, Inc.), New York, 1987-1990;division vice president, associate director technical group, Corning Inc., New York, 1990-1992;retired. President XII International Glass Congress, 1980, International Commision on Glass, 1985-1988.


Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Fellow American Ceramic Society (distinguished life, president 1980-1981), Society Glass Technology, American Society for Metals International. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, World Academy of Ceramics, Cosmos Club (Washington), Sigma Xi, Phi Gamma Delta.


Married June Laverne Anderson, June 20, 1947. Children– Carol Susan, William Alastair.

Vivian Arthur Prindle

Harriette Alnora (Nickerson) Prindle

June Laverne Anderson

Carol Susan Prindle

William Alastair Prindle