Chemical Engineering – 1942
James Harold Yeager, a native of Wichita Falls, began his career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering awarded by Texas Tech University in 1942. Today he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has achieved a distinguished career with Mallinckrodt, Incorporated.
He served mainly in the former Uranium Division during his early years with the company. In 1964, however, he was appointed technical director of the Operations Division. He was elected a corporate vice president and named general manager of the Operations Division in 1967. Three years later he was named vice president for Special Projects of the Chemical Group and then, in 1973, vice president of the Chemical Group. There followed appointments as group vice president for Industrial Specialty Chemicals; senior vice president, Industrial Specialty Group; and in l978 as senior vice president. Corporate Technical Services.
The Corporate Technical Services Group includes the Engineering Division, the Purchasing Division, and the activities of quality assurance and corporate analytical services.
Harold Yeager has served on the Air Quality Committee of the Manufacturing Chemists Association, the Missouri Governor’s Science Advisory Committee and the Chemical Industry Council of Greater St. Louis. He also is a member of the Development Council Committee for the University of Missouri at Rolla.
He holds two patents: one for a solvent extraction apparatus using jet mixers, and one for uranium recovery processes for processing "MgX."
Texas Tech University recognizes these achievements and, with pride, designates James Harold Yeager: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.