John J. Wise awarded Industrial Research Institute Medal.
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 1995--Dr. John J. Wise, vice president of research at Mobil Research and Development Corporation, today received the prestigious Industrial Research Institute Medal during the Institute's 1995 Annual Meeting at Marco Island, Florida Marco Island is a city and island in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 14,879 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 15,828 . The town was incorporated in 1998. .
Established in 1945, the medal is presented by the Institute to recognize and honor outstanding accomplishment in leadership or management of industrial research that contributes broadly to the development of industry and to the benefit of society.
Dr. Wise was chosen to receive the medal for his leadership in merging Mobil's diffuse Research and Development (R&D) and technical services to create a centralized technology organization, managed in partnership with Mobil's business units. He was also recognized for directing development of Mobil's zeolite catalysts into a family of hydrocarbon processing technologies of significant economic value to Mobil and society, and for co-chairing the Auto/Oil Quality Improvement Research Program, whose emissions database has helped regulators formulate strategies to meet the nation's air quality goals.
Dr. Wise joined Mobil in 1953 as a research engineer, became vice president of research and engineering planning in 1977, manager of exploration and production R&D in 1981, manager of process and products R&D in 1984, and was appointed to his present position in 1987.
In granting the medal, the Institute said that under Dr. Wise's leadership, the Research department at Mobil has become increasingly entrepreneurial and customer-oriented, and its scientists and engineers more focused on bottom-line impact. Arthur D. Little Arthur D. Little, Inc. is the world's first management consulting firm. Founded in 1886 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who discovered acetate, and co-worker Roger Griffin, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Arthur D. Little pioneered the concept of contracted technology research. named Mobil Research & Development Corporation one of the world's 20 leaders in "translating innovative technologies into new products" at the 1994 "Best of the Best" Product Development Conference.
Dr. Wise is a director of the Mobil Foundation and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and World Petroleum Congress. He is co-chair of the Auto/Oil Air Quality Improvement Research Program and serves on the Board of Overseers of University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science School of Engineering and Applied Science is the name of several engineering schools at universities in the United States.
He is a corporate member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, at Woods Hole, Mass.; est. 1930. In addition to oceanographic research, it conducts important work in meteorology, biology, geology, and geophysics. and of a number of technical societies including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a professional organization for chemical engineers. AIChE was established in 1908 with the purpose of establishing chemical engineers as a profession independent from chemists and mechanical , the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), private organization devoted to furthering the work of scientists and improving the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare. , the Catalysis Society, and the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in aerospace, automotive and the commercial vehicle industries.
The Society is a standards development organization for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds, including .
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