Distinguished Alumni Awards

Charles J. Prizer

Charles  J. Prizer
To Charles J. Prizer for his contributions to the chemical industry through the development of management strategies to achieve manufacturing excellence, productivity improvement, and personnel development.

Owner, Prizer & Wilkinson, Moorestown, New Jersey, and Principal, Mill Creek Company, Houston, Texas

BS, Chemical Engineering, 1944

The career of Charles Prizer is marked by imaginative strategies for manufacturing excellence, improved productivity, and personnel development. After retiring from industry in 1986, he formed his own company, Prizer & Wilkinson, which is involved with cleanup of hazardous waste sites. As a business executive, he pioneered an organizational approach to productivity improvement and participative management and formulated strategies for safety, health, environmental affairs, and product integrity issues-areas that are of interest public concern. He has contributed to the education of young engineers through activities as a lecturer. He taught business-oriented courses at Johns Hopkins University and Drexel University and, in 1990, presented a number of lectures in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UIUC. He served on the department’s Resource Development Committee for six years, including a year as chair, and has been a member of industrial advisory committees for chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been active in community affairs, serving on school, hospital, and junior achievement boards.

Current as of 1991.