Robert C. Forney
(BSChE 1947, MSIE 1948, PhD 1950, HDR 1981)
Honorary Doctorate (1981)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (1974)
Assistant General Manager, Textile Fibers Department
E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
For his leadership in the largest chemical company in the U.S., with his management of a billion-dollar-annually textile business in the United States and Europe, responsible for research and development, production and marketing.
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (1997)
Executive Vice President
E.I. duPont de Nemours, Inc., Retired
"The essence of good engineering is knowing how to marshal the manifold talents of others in common pursuit of a technological objective. Certainly my most rewarding 'moments' - often several years in duration - were in doing just this."