Remembering ASME Past President Richard Rosenberg

Sept. 8, 2017

Richard Rosenberg, P.E.

Richard Rosenberg, P.E., a longtime member of ASME and former president of the Society, passed away on Aug. 26. A resident of San Diego, Calif., Rosenberg was 90 years old.

Rosenberg, who served as the 106th president of ASME from 1987 to 1988, was an active member of ASME for nearly 60 years. A member of the Board of Governors from 1982 to 1984, Rosenberg was a member of the Alexander Holley Society and a representative to the Archimedes Club at the time of his passing.

Previously, he had served the Society in a number of leadership roles, including director of the ASME Foundation board of directors from 1995-2001, chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs from 1999-2001, chair of the Committee on Staff from 1992-1997, chair of the Committee of Past Presidents from 1991-1992, member of the Committee on Honors from 2006-2012, and advisor to the Nominating Committee from 1989-1992. He also served as vice president of ASME’s former Region IX, which encompassed California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, from 1978-1980, and chair of the San Diego Section from 1966-1967. An ASME Fellow, Rosenberg was named an Honorary Member of ASME in 2003 and received the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 1992.

Rosenberg was an employee of GA Technologies in San Diego for 25 years, working primarily in the design and development of components for nuclear power reactors, before retiring as manager of systems and components in 1986. He briefly left GA Technologies from 1971 to 1972 to work for the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C. Before joining GA Technologies, he had previously been employed at Advanced Technology Laboratories in Mountain View, Calif., Westinghouse Bettis Laboratories in West Mifflin, Pa., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1954, after studying at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.