- BS Mechanical Engineering 1944
Charles Cronenworth earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honor from Michigan Tech in 1944. After graduation and serving in World War II, he was a research design engineer with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. In 1947, he joined the Diamond Crystal Salt Co. as a design draftsman. He held a number of managerial positions before being promoted to assistant chief engineer in 1956. In October 1975, he was elected to the position as the president and CEO.
While at Tech he was an active member of Tau Beta Pi, Blue Key, Tau Nu Tau, Theta Tau, Keweenawan staff, track team, Varsity hockey team, served as a junior class officer, and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He is a member of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineering Society of Detroit, American Management Association, Michigan Mineral Well Advisory Board, Salt Institute, Solution Mining Research Institute, St. Clair Children’s Recreation Committee, and the St. Clair Rotary Club, the Presidents Club and a former mayor of the City of St. Clair.
From 1995 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy