BOONVILLE, NC, December 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gwyn Norman Crump Sr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Crump celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Amassing nearly 40 years of excellence throughout his professional career, Mr. Crump retired in 1996 as the president of his own engineering organization, Crump Enterprises, in Spencer, Ohio. A respected electrical engineer also excelled in metals joining equipment development and various Process Engineering areas with several exemplary companies. He also garnered a laudable reputation for excellence as a Senior Corporate Manufacturing Technology Project Engineer with Rohr Industries; was operations manager of government business with Controlled Systems Inc. following Mr. Crump's successful service at the Hobart Brothers Company as a Manager of Government Business and senior research and development engineer. Earlier he served TekTran joint Venture of Rockwell and Air Products & Chemicals as its chief electrical engineer which produced Industry changing inventions and developments. In 1959, separated by 18 months in 1964 and 1965 as Chief AC Engineer at General Industries, Crump began his career as Corporate R&D Engineer at Westinghouse Electric at several locations and fields of endeavor. In his second tour beginning January 1966. Mr Crump was a primary participant in the effort funded in part by the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Program, triggered by the loss of the Nuclear Submarine Thresher, to modernize and perfect the welding equipment and Process industry to produce a more technically efficient and controllable welding process for critical systems. In this task, Mr. Crump's involvement in the newly established field of Power Electronics and automatic Control systems was deemed needed to bring the program to success which happened quickly. The first successes were the Nuclear reactor welding systems, the submarine hull welding system equipment, and the Navy Damage Control weld and cutting system which all became approved systems and equipments. The compact and rugged damage control weld and cutting system got further hybridized into Aluminum damage repair systems for both naval vessels and marine equipment, but to repair equipment for aircraft and aluminum vehicles for its ease of use. This was made possible by the use of Class H Insulation systems and aluminum conductors with proper hardware and processing tricks. Thus popularized the welding spool gun process which was easy to use. His Westinghouse Emergency Alarm system worked, but the DOD needed his advice regarding national security.
From 1951 to 1955, as one of 1,500 individuals to test high on the entrance exams, he completed accelerated electronics and controls engineering training for Airborne radar warfare and electrical engineering for service as SAC nuclear bomber radar gunner/maintainer. This led him toward the rest of his career in engineering. Upon exiting the Air Force, Mr. Crump studied at North Carolina State University, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Power electric engineering in 1959. He continued his studies at Pennsylvania State University in metallurgy technology and postgraduate coursework at the University of Pittsburgh and Westinghouse Graduate Engineering Schools. His invention of the Variable Polarity Plasma Arc (VPAW) robotic weld system for NASA Space Shuttle External Tank System was not patented for National Security Reasons, but was used for that purpose and other very challenging tasks of a classified nature. A similar invention was the artillery Shell copper rotation band weld system now standard practice in ordinance. It was the first fully computerized system that both protected the personnel but multiplied the efficiency from applying 1/2 pound per hour by a person to 40 pounds per hour automatically. It provided a fully documented and controlled production, QA test documentation, and process reordering documentation. My Point Man UAV was used by the US Marines successfully in the Iraq war but was not patented also for security reasons. Mr. Crump's decades of research did result in the acquisition of multiple different patents in his field, including for noise level reduction, special control systems for metal processing, an insulation protection system, underwater propulsion systems, titanium use, magnetic materials, noise control, and cruise missile welders. To support his engineering endeavors, he is a highly respected gold life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a gold life member and former national safety committee member of the American Welding Society, and a former national safety committee member of the American National Standards Institute. Among other organizations, Mr. Crump was a member of the National Management Association and the National Contract Managers Association. His automated microcomputer controlled weld system for manned flight system fittings is now the industry standard but was not patented. Neither was the first epoxy insulated iron core UL approved system now also an industry standard due to its inorganic and better performance.
A civic-minded citizen, Mr. Crump proudly supported the Boy Scouts of America in both Newark and Troy, Ohio, during the 1970s as a committee chairperson. He also served on the City Council of Sykesville, Maryland, between 1967 and 1969. Outside of his vocation, Mr. Crump enjoys such diversions as playing bridge, fishing, hunting, photography and studying genealogy and history. To preserve heritage apples, he created an apple orchard with over 40 varieties in North Carolina. He had a major role in the VP Agnew conviction while on the Sykesville, MD Town Council; bribery is now a Federal felony crime.
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