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‚Äč1991 Alumni Achievement Awards

Carl J. Deutsch

Carl J. Deutsch
BSME '50
Alumni Achievement Award

Carl J. Deutsch is the president of Standard Machine and Manufacturing Company, a business employing 300 people that produces electrical valves and filter driers for the refrigeration industry. Standard also makes injectors, proportioners, and dispensing equipment for its subsidiary, Dema Engineering Company. Mr. Deutsch also serves as president of Dema Engineering, an operation that designs and sells dispensing equipment catering to the sanitation and cleaning industry, exporting 15 percent of its products.

Mr. Deutsch earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in 1950. He is an alumnus of Sigma Nu fraternity and played varsity football for the Bears in 1948 and 1949.

Mr. Deutsch joined Standard Machine as a design engineer in 1950. He became president in 1965. He later helped form Dema Engineering, being named president of that company in 1985.

Always an active volunteer for the University, Mr. Deutsch is a member of the School of Engineering's National Council among numerous other committees associated with the Engineering Alumni Advisory Council. He has been involved with several committees at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and is a member of the Financial and Development Committee of Care and Counseling, Incorporated. Mr. Deutsch is also a member of the Crestwood Rotary Club, serving as that group's president in 1960-61. The father of four grown children, Mr. Deutsch and his wife Jeanne, live in St. Louis.

Albert G. Hill
BSME '30, MSPby '34
Alumni Achievement Award

Albert G. Hill is emeritus professor of physics and consultant to the president at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also past chairman of the board of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Incorporated, a not-for-profit corporation which evolved from the Instrumentation Laboratory of MIT concerned with space exploration and defense research. He was instrumental in the conception and design of the North American Treaty Organization's implementation in the 1950s of an air defense center and a sophisticated communications extending from northeastern Norway to eastern Turkey still in operation today.

Dr. Hill has two degrees from Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1930) and a Master of Science degree in Physics (1934). His doctorate is in physics from the University of Rochester (1937). He began his career at MIT in 1937, assuming responsibilities in more than a dozen teaching and administrative positions at that institution.

Dr. Hill's contributions have garnered him several prestigious awards, including the Presidential Certificate of Merit (1948), the Washington University Distinguished Alumni Citation (1955), the Air Force Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (1955), and Distinguished Civilian Service Awards from the American Ordnance Association (1956) and the Secretary of Defense (1959).

Dr. Hill has been associated with numerous organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hill still consults for the Draper Laboratory, which includes a building bearing his name. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

Raymond F. Pieper

Raymond F. Pieper
BSCE '49
Alumni Achievement Award

Raymond F. Pieper recently retired as president of J.S. Alberici Construction Company, ranked by Engineering News Record as the 44th largest construction company in the United States. Alberici works on projects throughout the continental United States and in several foreign countries including industrial plants, housing, hospitals, commercial buildings, heavy/highway construction, power plants, air and water pollution control facilities, and basic materials processing facilities.

Mr. Pieper earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in 1949 after a stint in the United States Navy. He joined Alberici in 1949 as a field engineer. Over time, Mr. Pieper assumed positions as estimator, project engineer and project manager before being named to the board of directors in 1961.

Mr. Pieper then escalated to several other positions in the Alberici organization including vice president and secretary (1962), executive vice president (1969), treasurer (1975), and president (1976). He is also director and president of Alberici Corporation, a holding company dealing directly with engineering and construction concerns.

Active with many civic and professional organizations, Mr. Pieper is past president of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, the Engineers Club of St. Louis, and the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has served on the boards of the above-mentioned groups as well as the Associated General Contractors Association of America, Boys Hope, the Wishing Well Foundation, and Mark Twain Banks. Mr. Pieper also assists with volunteer activities at St. Mary's High School. Mr. Pieper and his wife, Betty, reside in St. Louis and are the parents of four adult children.