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Norris B. Luther

Norris B. Luther PhotoNorris B. Luther
IndustryConsulting/metal casting
ExpertiseEngineering of casting technology and manufacturing facilities and processes
Current OrganizationLuther & Associates
Type of OrganizationManagement and engineering consulting services to metal casting industry
Major ProductDevelop and implement new technologies into strategic master plans to modernize foundry production facilities and processes
Area of DistributionLocal & International
University/DegreeB.S., Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute (GMI, now named Kettering University), Flint, Michigan, 1949
BornMarch 19, 1922, Akron, Michigan
Honors & AwardsAmerican Foundry Society (AFS): AFS Award of Scientific Merit 1985, AFS Pangborn Gold Medalist 1996; Cast Metal Institute (CMI) Educational Division of AFS: CMI Director 1993-97, CMI Directors Award 2000; AFS Engineering Division Distinguished Award 1990 (in 2001 this award was named the Norris B. Luther Distinguished Service Award), awarded a Michigan State Scholarship in 4-H HANDICRAFT
Published WorksNumerous articles published include the following 3: Modern Casting periodical, by AFS, Jan. 1988 "Innovation in the Cleaning Room"; Author of "Casting Buyers Guide" published by AFS, May 1988; British Cast Iron Research Association, Birmingham, U.K. Technical Report-"Use of Cold Set Binders in U.S. Foundries" and technical papers presented at AFS Casting Congress's and CMI classes and AFS Chapter throughout the U.S., Canada, England and Mexico
AffiliationsAmerican Foundry Society, Plant Engineering Committee and Engineering Division Executive Committee; Former Member: Iron and Steel Society of AIME; Society of Die Casting Engineers; Editorial Advisory Panel of "33 Metal Producing" Magazine published by McGraw-Hill; Member, Air Force Association; Life Member, American Legion
Hobbies & SportsTravel, cabinet making, cruises
Career AccomplishmentsTop Management levels achieved as GMC; Gold Medal Award from AFS having the Engineering Division Distinguished Service Award named the Norris B. Luther Distinguished Service Award was a very Special Honor and establishing my own business
Work HistoryIndustrial experience: Manufacturing and consulting/machining and metal casting industries; 35 years with General Motors at Pontiac Motor Division, Pontiac, Michigan with top level Plant Management positions in maintenance, engineering and plant operations, awarded GMI 10 Year Graduate Key in Recognition of Ten Years of Experience, Executive Leadership and Position with GMC and 30 years of Engineering Consulting to the Cast Metals Industry
Military ServiceLt. Col U.S. Air Force Reserve (Retired), 4½ years of active duty during WWII and Korean War; flew combat as Navigator on B29's; total 31 years; Military Decorations- Air Medal, AF Commendation Medal, United Nations Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal with two campaign stars, received Certificate of Achievement for Member of the Crew of the Month Citation notes "In the interest of Flying Safety 1st Lt. Norris B. Luther has contributed greatly to the combat effectiveness of the Strategic Air Command and is recognized for outstanding performance of his job" Signed Curtis E. LeMay Commanding General, Strategic Air Command
ChildrenRoss, Gary, Marcia, Lynn
SpouseBarbara Conroy
MarriedDecember, 1997
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