Hartwick graduated with honor in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at MTU he
was elected a member of Tau Beta Pi and played varsity football.
After completing the required thesis, Bill received a professional
degree of Mechanical Engineer from Tech in 1955. His entire
professional career was devoted to the technology of heavy,
continuous duty, reciprocating gas compressors. Bill began
his career at Cooper Industries where his work included research
and development, design, application and performance analysis.
In 1978 he joined Anglo Compression as Manager of Consulting
Services. He pioneered the development of on-site computer
predicted compressor performance that provides for fuel efficient
operation of gas engine driven compressors. Bill became an
independent consultant in 1988 where he provided a variety
of compressor/compression related services for a number of
large corporations and other clients until his retirement
in 1995. Bill holds two U.S. patents, has written two journal
publications, four ASME papers, was an ASME Performance Test
Code Committee chair and was elected to the grade of Life
Fellow of ASME in 1997. He is a registered Professional Engineer
in Ohio and a member of MTU's Presidents Club.