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Gerald H. Frieling Jr.

Retired Chairman, President and CEO of National-Standard Co.
1986 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1951

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.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times