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BSME 1950 - MIME

Henry Schuette received his BSME in 1950. After graduation, he took a "temporary" job with Moore Dry Kiln Co. of Oregon that lasted 21 years. He worked on design in new areas that resulted in several added major products and equipment patents. He became Vice President and Director of the corporation with design and manufacturing responsibilities involving four plants in the U.S. and Canada. In 1971, Schuette joined a small company later known as Wellons, Inc. As CEO, he advanced the company form mostly outsourcing to a complete manufacturing facility, while adding many new patented products. His leadership allowed the company to build large facilities in Sherwood, Oregon. Schuette retired in 1994 and has since traveled the world.