Former chairman of A. Finkl & Sons Co. (now Finkl Steel), the steel company his grandfather founded in 1879, William F. Finkl introduced quality control into the steel industry. He invented numerous steel alloys, particularly those used in creating forging dies, and patented manufacturing processes for steel fabrication. Finkl was a member of the IIT Board of Trustees beginning in 1948. In 1980 IIT’s interactive television network was named in his honor.
Armour Institute, ChE 1918