Marquis Top Engineers

Norman Curtis Grisewood

Title: Chemical Engineer
Location: Califon, New Jersey, United States

Norman Curtis Grisewood, Chemical Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemical engineering.

Achieving a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Yale University in 1950, Mr. Grisewood went on to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for three years until 1953. At the recommendation of his father, he sought after work in chemistry and soon became a process engineer for the American Sugar Refining Co. in New York City in 1953. Placed in one of the company’s most outstanding trainee programs, Mr. Grisewood was able to learn about marketing, human relations, purchasing and finance, along with solid knowledge in commodity training. Upon his exit from the American Sugar Refining Co. in 1962, he went on to join the F&M Schaefer Brew Co. where he spent the subsequent 19 years of his professional career.

Initially serving the F&M Schaefer Brew Co. as a process engineer from 1962 to 1969, Mr. Grisewood was promoted to assistant technical director from 1969 to 1973 and then technical director until 1977. Notably, he served as vice president of the company from 1977 to 1981. Taking his expertise upstate New York to Utica, Mr. Grisewood served as director of production for the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. from 1982 to 1995. Most recently in his career, he was a partner with Grisewood Associates for 22 years, from 1995 to 2017. Looking back, Mr. Grisewood is proud to have had the opportunity to work on the Commodities Exchange, which led his daughter, Sandra, to become the first woman to own a commodity exchange business. In addition, he thanks his mentor, Robert Lear, for his guidance and inspiration over the years. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Grisewood can also be found in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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