- BS Chemical Engineering 1953
Mr. James Brozzo graduated from Michigan Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1953. He joined the Dow Chemical Company immediately after graduation, where he began his career in Technical Service and Development. IN 1961 he moved to the Organic Chemicals Pilot Plants as a Development Engineer and Project Manager. After a short assignment in Economic Evaluation, he was promoted to Superintendent of Market Development Semiplant, and in 1969 supervised the Saran Development Plant. Mr. Brozzo was named section Manager, Michigan Division, in 1970. He was then promoted in 1979 to site Manager of the Allyn’s Point plant in Connecticut.
He returned to Midland in 1983 as Manufacturing Manager with responsibility for many processes as well as overall production responsibility for two remote sites. During this period he was also the Dow representative to two sister city relationships in China and Japan. Mr. Brozzo’s final assignment with Dow, beginning in 1991, was to bring operating discipline to the numerous plants of the Michigan Division as manager of Technology.
Mr. Brozzo retired from Dow in 1993 and settled in Houghton. He has been active with many organizations throughout his career, including Rotary, YMCA, and the Navy League. He continues to be active with the Boy Scouts of America where he is area Vice President and older of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards. He serves on the Chemical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. Both Mr. Brozzo and his wife Sally are members of the President’s Club.
From 1998 Induction to the Department of Chemical Engineering Academy