HENRY ROBINSON TOWNE LECTURE
(Unit of Award: Management Division (MGMT))
|Achievement Recognized||For paper written in the field of Management, economics or business.|
|Nomination Deadline||August 1|
|Form of Award
(May be one or more of the following: Standard certificate, Honorarium, etc ..)
|Frequency of Presentation||Annual|
|Administrator of Award|
|Recipients Selected By|
|Past Award Recipients||
2004 Susan H. Skemp
ASME Fellow at the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
Past President, ASME 2002-2003
Title: Engineering and Public Policy: Focus on Engineering Workforce 2020
2003 JOHN A. BRIGHTON, Ph.D., P.E., National Science Foundation
2002 STEPHEN C. LEWIS, Ford Motor Company.
1999 ADRIAN BEJAN, Duke University.
1998 C. MOW, Columbia University.
1997 RAYMOND VISKANTA, Purdue University.
1995 ROBERT W. HALL, Professor of Operations Management, Indiana University
Graduate School of Business.
1994 No Towne Lecture Presented at ‘94 ASME Winter Congress. It was moved to the National Design Show in March 1995. See Below.
1993 H. THOMAS JOHNSON, Retzlaff Professor of Quality Management, School of
1992 JAMES K. BAKKEN, Former Sr. Vice President, Ford Motor Company.
1991 ROBERT L. DORN, Chief Engineer, Cadillac Motor Car Division of General
1990 ALLEN F. RHODES, Past President ASME, President and C.E.O. of Gripper
1989 M. TRIBUS, Exergy Crop., Haywood, California.
1986 DELBERT C. STALEY, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYNEX, New York,
1985 JULES A. MIRABAL, President, Eaton Kenway, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1984 DOROTHY M. SIMON, Vice President, Research, AVCO Corporation, Greenwich,
1983 WILLIAM C. MISSIMER, JR., Pratt & Whitney Group, East Hartford, Connecticut.
1981 GEORGE R. JASNY, Union Carbide Corp., Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
1980 MARTIN ALLEN, Computervision Corp, Bedford, Massachusetts.
1979 FRANK A. LEE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler
1978 D. ROBERT YARNELL, JR., President, Yarway Corporation, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
1977 EDGAR B. SPEER, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, United States
1976 WILLARD F. ROCKWELL, JR., Chairman of the Board of Rockwell International
1975 ROBERT C. SEAMANS, JR., United States Energy Research and Development
1974 JAY W. FORRESTER, Professor of Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute
1973 LESTER R. BITTEL, Director, Academy Hall, Inc. Strasburg, Virginia.
1972 JACOB RABINOW, Chief Officer of Invention and Innovation, National Bureau
1971 JAMES L. HAYES, President, American Management Association, New York,
1970 PETER F. DRUCKER, Professor, New York University.
1969 ED REINECKE, Lieutenant Governor, State of California.
1968 J. ERIK JONSSON, Mayor of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Chairman of the Board,
1967 DONALD C. BURNHAM, President, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh,
1966 ALBERT G. MUMMA, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Executive Vice President,
1965 GEORGE E. KECK, President, United Airlines, O'Hare International Airport,
1964 DAVID PACKARD, Chairman of the Board, Hewlett Packard Company, Palo Alto,
1963 LOUIS E. NEWMAN, President, Smithcraft Corporation, Chelsea, Massachusetts.
1962 HAROLD F. SMIDDY, President, Academy of Management, New York, New York.
1961 WALTER SCOTT, Governing Director, W.D. Scott Company Pty., Ltd., North
1960 LYNDALL F. URWICK, Chairman, Urwick Orr and Partners, Ltd. London, England.
1959 JAMES M. GAVIN, Executive Vice President, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge,
1958 WALTER E. BOVERI, Chairman of the Board, Brown Boveri Company Ltd., Baden,
1955 CROSBY FIELD, President, Flakice Corporation, Brooklyn, New York.
1953 PHILIP M. McKENNA, President, Kennametal, Inc. Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
1950 A.W. ROBERTSON, Chairman of the Board, Westinghouse Electric Corporation,
1949 FREDERICK S. BLACKALL, JR., President and Treasurer, Taft Pierce Manufacturing
1948 H.B. MAYNARD, President, Methods Engineering Council, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1946 CHARLES E. WILSON, President, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.
1938 GERARD SWOPE, President, General Electric Company, New York, New York.
1937 EARNEST A. HOOTON, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Curator,
1936 JAMES ROWLAND ANGELL, President, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
1935 RALPH E. FLANDERS, Past President ASME; President, Jones and Lamson Machine
1934 DEXTER S. KIMBALL, Past President ASME; Dean, College of Engineering,
1933 DAVID CUSHMAN COYLE, Consulting Engineer, New York, New York.
1932 A. W. ROBERTSON, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Westinghouse Electric
1931 W.B. DONHAM, Dean, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard
1927 T.S. ADAMS, Professor of Political Economy, Yale University; President,
1926 DAVIS RICH DEWEY, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of
1925 THE HONORABLE HERBERT HOOVER, (then Secretary of Commerce).
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