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Gerald H. Frieling Jr., B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1951

Retired Chairman, President and CEO of National-Standard Co.
1986 DESA Recipient
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Gerald H. Frieling Jr. was honored for his development of materials and technical leadership in the metals industry. He was chairman of the board, president and CEO of National-Standard Co., a manufacturer of specialty wire, metal products and machinery.  He was the author of three patents and invented the two-valve water faucet. He was a consultant to the secretary of the U.S. Army and president of the Kutztown College Board.


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