Ward Pritchard Lidbetter
Class of 1937
Coming up through the ranks at Rockford Screw Products Company, which was only eight years old when you were awarded your Beloit degree, you received direct experience in cost, production, and shop management. You were production manager, general superintendent, vice president of operations, and assistant president before taking over the reins of a company with 1600 employees, three plants and a sales volume exceeding thirty-five million dollars. You have also provided invaluable community service.