Stephen D. Spence

(BSIE 1961)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (1979)
Vice President
Hybrid Microelectronics Division
Rockwell International
For his initiation of major cost-saving and productivity improvement programs through the application of industrial engineering principles that significantly contributed to the success of Rockwell International.
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (1997)
President, Measurement and Flow Control Group
Rockwell International, Incorporated, Retired
"The breadth of Purdue's Industrial Engineering degree - electrical, mechanical, chemical engineering - was a great asset to me in managing high technology business such as microelectronics, telecommunication, and fiber optics."