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AFS Division Council Names First Female Chair Te American Foundry Society

(AFS), Schaumburg, Ill., appointed Sara Joyce, vice president of quality technical services, Badger Mining Corp., Berlin, Wis., as its first female Division Council Chair. Tough many women have been involved in the technical committees over the years, serving in various leader- ship positions, Joyce will be the first to oversee the entire committee structure. “I think it’s an exciting opportu-

nity, along with an honor,” Joyce said. “Tere are a lot of dedicated people serving on the committees.” Joyce said she hopes the appoint-

ment will encourage other women to become more involved. “Few women are involved in the industry now,” she said. “We hope

PERSONALS GC International, Camarillo,

Calif., has named Barton Riggs as the vice president of its A.L. John- son company division.

OBITUARIES John “Alex” Dunn, Lago Vista,

Texas, died Friday, March 22, 2013. He was 81. Dunn graduated from the Univ. of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he joined the Wheeling Bronze Cast- ing Co., Glendale, W.V., as works manager. In 1960, he went to Ashland Chemical Co. Foundry Products Div., Columbus, Ohio, as a sales representa- tive. He retired from Ashland after working there for 30 years. A mem- ber of AFS since 1961, Dunn was a Director Class of 1992. He was active in the former AFS Michiana Chapter, where he served as secretary, treasurer and chairman.

Bert Rule, Sacramento, Calif., died

April 5, 2013. He was 92. Rule began his working days as a patternmaker at age 18 and worked on several ships during World War II. He worked for many years as foundry superintendent at Waterman Industries, Exeter, Calif.

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For several years he was the Vice Pres- ident of Kearney Foundry, San Jose, Calif., before becoming the ownder of Aacco Foundry, Carson, Calif, until his retirement in 1989.

Lawrence S. Krueger, retired

president and chief executive officer of Pelton Casteel Inc., died April 26, 2013. He was 89. Krueger served with the U.S. Army during World War II, afterward receiving his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical enginering from the Univ. of Wisconsin. He joined Pelton Casteel in 1942 and served the com- pany through a variety of positions until becoming president in 1970 and chairman of the board, president and CEO in 1974. A member of AFS since 1950, Krueger was a Direc- tor Class of 1980 and 1983, AFS President from 1981-1982 and CMI Director from 1980-1983. He was a past president of the Steel Found- ers’ Society of America, FEF and the United Foundrymen of Wisconsin. He served as chairman of the AFS Wisconsin chapter. He received the AFS Simpson Gold Medal in 1988 and the Keating Founders’ Freedom Award in 1990 and delivered the Hoyt Memorial Lecture in 1993.

Robert Bruce McClelland, presi-

dent of McClelland Development Co., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died May 19, 2013. He was 78. McClelland earned an engineering degree and MBA from the Univ. of Michigan. He worked for a number of companies over the years, including Pickands Mather & Co., Airco Alloys & Carbide, McClelland & Co., Chattanooga Coke & Chemi- cal Corp., Miller & Co., George Fischer Foundry Systems Inc., Georg Fischer Disa Inc., and McClelland Development Co. A member of AFS since 1959, He served as a Director Class of 1991. He was active in the AFS Detroit-Windsor Chapter, where he served as chapter chairman and member of the board of directors. He also was involved with FEF, serving as a trustee from 1983-92, a member of the executive committee from 1988-93 and president from 1992-93. Mc- Clelland received the FEF E.J. Walsh award in 1996.

David Paul Coman, Tulsa, Okla., died June 14, 2013. He was 83. He served in the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps and had a long career in the metalcasting and pattern business. He served as president of Big Four Foundries Corp. and Coman Pattern Works for more than 50 years.

seeing a woman in this position will encourage young women to become involved and show them there is a place for them.” Joyce has been

involved in the Molding Methods & Materials (Divi- sion 4) Commit- tee for more than six years and has served as a division chair. She has given dozens of presentations and authored several papers for various AFS confer- ences and meetings.

We hope seeing a woman in this position will encourage young women to become

involved.” —Sara Joyce

Te AFS technical

committees consist of close to 800 members involved in 80 com- mittees, categorized in 13 divisions, each appointing its own chair. Te division council oversees the operation of the entire technical committee structure. Te AFS technical department selects the members of the division council executive committee

that coordinates and oversees the activi- ties of the council. Executive committee members serve two-year terms.

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