Henry Robinson Towne Lecture
|ASME Unit:||Management Division (MGMT)|
|Achievement:||For paper written in the field of Management, economics or business.|
|Form of Award:||Certificate|
|Frequency of Award:||Annual|
|Level of Award:||Division|
Henry Robinson Towne Lecture Recipients
|1925||THE HONORABLE HERBERT HOOVER, (then Secretary of Commerce).
Title: The Economic Value of Research in Pure Science.
|1926||DAVIS RICH DEWEY, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Title: The Credit Factor in the Structure of Industry.
|1927||T.S. ADAMS, Professor of Political Economy, Yale University; President, American Economic Association.
Title: The Relationship Between Industry and Taxation An Economist's Views of a Sound Program for American Business in the Field of Taxation.
|1931||W.B. DONHAM, Dean, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
Title: The Temporary Emergency and Twenty Year Plan.
|1932||A. W. ROBERTSON, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.
Title: The Scientific Approach to Human Affairs.
|1933||DAVID CUSHMAN COYLE, Consulting Engineer, New York, New York.
Title: High Productivity and the Distribution Problem
|1934||DEXTER S. KIMBALL, Past President ASME; Dean, College of Engineering, Cornell University.
Title: Prophets and Panaceas.
|1935||RALPH E. FLANDERS, Past President ASME; President, Jones and Lamson Machine Company, Springfield, Vermont.
Title: New Pioneers on a New Frontier.
|1936||JAMES ROWLAND ANGELL, President, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Title: Achievements of Westinghouse as Factors in our Modern Life.
|1937||EARNEST A. HOOTON, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Curator, Peabody Museum.
Title: The Simian Basis of Human Mechanics, Or Ape to Engineer.
|1938||GERARD SWOPE, President, General Electric Company, New York, New York.
Title: Mechanical Engineering Men, Materials and Methods.
|1946||CHARLES E. WILSON, President, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.
Title: The Great Delusion Where Marx Went Wrong.
|1948||H.B. MAYNARD, President, Methods Engineering Council, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title: The Role of Scientific Management in World Recovery.
|1949||FREDERICK S. BLACKALL, JR., President and Treasurer, Taft Pierce Manufacturing Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Title: The Obligation of Management to Provide Leadership.
|1950||A.W. ROBERTSON, Chairman of the Board, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title: The Individual and Free Enterprise
|1953||PHILIP M. McKENNA, President, Kennametal, Inc. Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Title: Economics and the Engineer.
|1955||CROSBY FIELD, President, Flakice Corporation, Brooklyn, New York.
Title: The Greatest Achievement of the Engineer in Commerce and Industry.
|1958||WALTER E. BOVERI, Chairman of the Board, Brown Boveri Company Ltd., Baden, Switzerland.
Title: Man's Conflict with Technical Progress.
|1959||JAMES M. GAVIN, Executive Vice President, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Title: The Challenge of the Sixties
|1960||LYNDALL F. URWICK, Chairman, Urwick Orr and Partners, Ltd. London, England. Title: Engineers in Management Past and Future.l|
|1961||WALTER SCOTT, Governing Director, W.D. Scott Company Pty., Ltd., North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Title: The Greatest Challenge.
|1962||HAROLD F. SMIDDY, President, Academy of Management, New York, New York.
Title: The Professional in the Business Corporation.
|1963||LOUIS E. NEWMAN, President, Smithcraft Corporation, Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Title: Managing in a Changing World.
|1964||DAVID PACKARD, Chairman of the Board, Hewlett Packard Company, Palo Alto, California.
Title: Management's Expanding Responsibilities.
|1965||GEORGE E. KECK, President, United Airlines, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois.
Title: Engineering's Relation to Business Objectives.
|1966||ALBERT G. MUMMA, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Executive Vice President, Worthington Corp., Harrison, New Jersey.
Title: For the Engineer, The Past is Prologue.
|1967||DONALD C. BURNHAM, President, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title: Productivity Key to Progress.
|1968||J. ERIK JONSSON, Mayor of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Chairman of the Board, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Title: Avalanche: The Cities and the Seventies.
|1969||ED REINECKE, Lieutenant Governor, State of California.
Title: Public Responsibility of Engineers.
|1970||PETER F. DRUCKER, Professor, New York University. Title: The Price of Success Management Leadership in a Pluralistic Society.
Title: Management A Universal Concept.
|1971||JAMES L. HAYES, President, American Management Association, New York, New York.|
|1972||JACOB RABINOW, Chief Officer of Invention and Innovation, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC.
Title: The Art and Economics of Invention.
|1973||LESTER R. BITTEL, Director, Academy Hall, Inc. Strasburg, Virginia.
Title: From Work Measurement to Work Management; From Wage Incentives to Work Itself.
|1974||JAY W. FORRESTER, Professor of Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Title: The Need to Look Ahead.
|1975||ROBERT C. SEAMANS, JR., United States Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Title: Latest Development in Energy Research and Development.
|1976||WILLARD F. ROCKWELL, JR., Chairman of the Board of Rockwell International Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title: The Alchemists; Fear and Wonderment.
|1977||EDGAR B. SPEER, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title: The Engineer and the Human Equation.
|1978||D. ROBERT YARNELL, JR., President, Yarway Corporation, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Title: Can Managers Handle Freedom?
|1979||FRANK A. LEE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler Corporation,Livingston, New Jersey.
Title: The Obsolescent Engineer.
|1980||MARTIN ALLEN, Computervision Corp, Bedford, Massachusetts.
Title: CAD/CAM and the Third Industrial Revolution.
|1981||GEORGE R. JASNY, Union Carbide Corp., Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Title: Engineering for Energy and the Environment in the 1980's –A Return To Realism.
|1983||WILLIAM C. MISSIMER, JR., Pratt & Whitney Group, East Hartford, Connecticut.
Title: Design It to Make It.
|1984||DOROTHY M. SIMON, Vice President, Research, AVCO Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Title: Research and Development The Backbone of Competitive Strategy.
|1985||JULES A. MIRABAL, President, Eaton Kenway, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Title: Effective Materials Handling Another Key Factor in the Competitive Equation.
|1986||DELBERT C. STALEY, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYNEX, New York, New York.
Title: Management Philosophy and Expertise in Achieving Significant Success in the New Status of the New York Telephone Company.
|1989||M. TRIBUS, Exergy Crop., Haywood, California.
Title: Redefining Engineering Management in the Era of Quality Production.
|1990||ALLEN F. RHODES, Past President ASME, President and C.E.O. of Gripper Inc., Houston, Texas.
Title: The Engineering and Management Impact of the Global Company.
|1991||ROBERT L. DORN, Chief Engineer, Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors.
Title: The Cadillac Quality Management Story.
|1992||JAMES K. BAKKEN, Former Sr. Vice President, Ford Motor Company.
Title: The American Revolution-Total Quality Management.
|1993||H. THOMAS JOHNSON, Retzlaff Professor of Quality Management, School of Business, Portland State University.
Title: How Quality Organizational Learning and Wholistic Thinking Transforms Management Accounting.
|1994||No Towne Lecture Presented at '94 ASME Winter Congress. It was moved to the National Design Show in March 1995. See Below.|
|1995||ROBERT W. HALL, Professor of Operations Management, Indiana University Graduate School of Business.
Title: Qualitative Growth.
|1997||RAYMOND VISKANTA, Purdue University.
Title: Thermal Issues in Manufacturing and Materials Processing.
|1998||C. MOW, Columbia University.
Title: Structure of Scientific Revolution in Bioengineering: A Historical Prospective.
|1999||ADRIAN BEJAN, Duke University.
Title: Shape and Structure in Engineering and Nature: Contractual Theory.
|2002||STEPHEN C. LEWIS, Ford Motor Company.
Title: How to Instill Diverse Customer Focus into Future Engineers' Education Process.
|2003||JOHN A. BRIGHTON, Ph.D., P.E., National Science Foundation
Title: The Role of the National Science Foundation in Advancing the National Research and Education Agenda in Science and Engineering
|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