Philip R. Belisle
Mr. Philip Belisle, Retired - President, Applied Dynamics and Executive Vice President of Speedrack Products Group Ltd., is originally from Lake Linden. He earned his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering in 1960. After serving in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, as a First Lieutenant for three years he returned to Michigan Tech and completed a master's degree in civil engineering in 1964.
Belisle then went on to work in the area of structural engineering for the American Bridge Division of United States Steel and the Material Handling and Storage Division of Interlake, Inc. where he was the Manager of Engineering and Development. He retired in 1997 as President of Applied Dynamics and Executive Vice-President of Speedrack Products Group of Sparta, Michigan. Speedrack and Applied Dynamics manufacture industrial steel storage racks with annual sales in excess of $35 million.
Mr. Belisle is past President of Rack Manufacturing Institute and past Director of Material Handling Institute. He is a past member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is a licensed Professional Engineer and/or Structural Engineer in about a dozen states. He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Michigan Tech President's Society. Phil and his wife, Barbara, have four children and since retirement divide their time between Rockford, Michigan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
From 1999 Induction to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy