January/February 2013
Association News

In Memoriam

Elliot "Bud" Nesvig died on 2 November 2012. He was 92. Subsequent to receiving a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Wisconsin, he joined the Army. Assigned to the Signal Corps, Bud held the rank of captain and served as commander of an island radar station at the remote Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. He and his command built and operated the outpost. During their service together, Bud's command built, fine-tuned, and operated a radar station responsible for monitoring maritime activities across a broad swath of ocean. After the war, Bud went to work at General Electric. While there he attained a professional engineer's license and went on to receive an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago. Bud always considered himself fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of finding solutions to difficult problems during his professional career at industrial manufacturing companies, including his own company ERDCO Engineering Corporation in Evanston, Ill. While at ERDCO he was active in the development of international standards with ISA (then the Instrument Society of America,) the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM,) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Bud served on and participated in numerous public boards and committees to improve how things worked for those in his community. He died in Laguna Hills, California. A graveside service was held at Fulton Cemetery in Wisconsin. Bud is survived by his daughter Debra Corwin, son Bruce Nesvig, and six grandchildren.