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‚Äč1992 Alumni Achievement Awards

William J. Coad

William J. Coad
BSME '57
Alumni Achievement Award

William J. Coad is chairman of the board and president of McClure Engineering Associates, a firm that provides building facility consulting engineering services to more than 500 clients. The firm is recognized for its pioneered designs in cogeneration systems, chilled water systems, variable air volume systems and computerized methods for analyzing building energy consumption.

Mr. Coad earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in 1957. He then joined D.C. Air Conditioning Company as a project engineer and estimator, leaving in 1960 to join the predecessor firm of McClure Engineering. There he worked in the positions of project engineer, project manager, corporate officer, principal and director before being named president in 1985. Mr. Coad concurrently served on the Washington University faculty for 29 years in the department of mechanical engineering until 1986.

Active as a director of six business corporations and a member of numerous professional committees, Mr. Coad has authored over 160 articles, papers and columns, and one book, and was also involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Church Youth Group, and is on the Board of Directors of Saint Elizabeth Academy. He and his wife, Dorothy, are the parents of two grown children, and live in St. Louis.

Frank G. Kriz

Frank G. Kriz
BSCE '56
Alumni Achievement Award

Frank G. Kris is the executive director of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, an agency responsible for collecting and treating the wastewater generated in a 520 square mile area, covering all of the City of St. Louis and most of St. Louis County, and for storm water control within that area. With his assistance the District recently embarked on a clean water capital improvement program to bring the community into compliance with clean water standards, and to implement a public education/information program for citizens of the area.

Mr. Kriz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in 1956. Mr. Kriz was appointed Executive Director of the Sewer District in July 1988 after serving for more than 30 years with the Missouri State Highway department. He started with the Highway Department in 1957 as a design engineer in the St. Louis office. When he left, Mr. Kriz was a District Engineer, a position he held for 16 years. He also served two and one-half years with the Army Engineers in Korea.

He is active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Engineers' Club of St. Louis where he is a past-president, the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Kirkwood Rotary Club, and the American Legion. Mr. Kriz and his wife, Aube, have raised three children and reside in the St. Louis Area.

James M. McKelvey
MSChE '47, phDChE '50
Alumni Achievement Award

James M. McKelvey is the Edward C. Dicke Professor of Chemical Engineering at Washington University. His academic career at the University has spanned over 35 years, beginning in 1957 when he returned to St. Louis as a professor of chemical engineering. In 1964, Dr. McKelvey embarked on a 27-year venture as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. During his tenure as dean, the School grew from three to seven buildings, expanded to a national student constituency, changed its focus to include high-quality research in addition to teaching, and raised the number of endowed professorships to ten.

Dr. McKelvey's contributions ot the unprecedented growth for the School of Engineering began with his education at Washington University. He graduated with two degrees, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (1947) and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering (1950). He started his career with Du Pont Company after graduation, where he made significant headway in the field of polymer processing. In 1954 he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, until his faculty appointment at Washington University in 1957. He is renowned internationally for his research and contributions to the field of thermodynamics.

Still active in University affairs, Dr. McKelvey has served as the chairman of the RCGA Technical Advisory Committee, and has been a recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers. The father of two grown children, Dr. McKelvey resides in St. Louis.

Robert P. Stupp

Robert P. Stupp
BSCE '52
Alumni Achievement Award

Robert P. Stupp is the president and director of Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Company, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Established in 1856, the company has spent over 135 years in the fabrication of steel for use in the erection of bridges, buildings, and industrial and power plants. Mr. Stupp is also president of Builders Engineering Company, which is the design engineering division that prepares the drawings for Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Company.

Mr. Stupp earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington University in 1952. After graduation, he served as an engineer in training with American Bridge Division of United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Stupp is also currently serving as the senior vice president of Stupp Corporation in Louisiana, a firm which manufactures steel line pipe and pipe piling.

An active member of numerous organizations, both professional and civic, Mr. Stupp is presently vice president and a trustee of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and serves on the board of the United States Business Industrial Council. The father of three grown children, Mr. Stupp and his wife, Anne, reside in St. Louis.