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American Association for Crystal Growth
History of Officers
2011-2015 
Peter Schunemann, President 
Robert Biefeld, Vice President
Dave Vanderwater, Treasurer 
Joan Redwing, Secretary

2008-2011
Jeff Derby, President
Marek Skowronski, Vice President
Dave Vanderwater, Treasurer
Joan Redwing, Secretary

2005-2008
Dave Bliss, President
Chris Wang, Vice President
Dave Vanderwater, Treasurer
Joan Redwing, Secretary

2002-2005
Debbie Kaiser, President
Dave Bliss, Vice President
Rose Scripa/Dave Vanderwater, Treasurer
Eric Monberg, Secretary

1999-2002
Tom Kuech, President
Pat Morris, Vice President
Dave Bliss, Treasurer
Eric Monberg, Secretary

1996-1999
Vince Fratello, President
Peter Bordui, Vice President
Stu Sanuelson, Treasurer
Eric Monberg, Secretary

1993-1996
Joe Wenckus, President
Ted Ciszek, Vice President
Vince Fratello, Treasurer
Eric Monberg, Secretary

1990-1993
Dave Brandle, President
Mike DiGiuseppe, Vice President
Tom Kuech, Treasurer
Tom Surek, Secretary




The American Association for Crystal Growth was founded by a group of engineers and scientists who met to organize the First International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG-1) in Boston, MA, in 1966. The AACG was formally organized in 1969 and later (1974) incorporated in New Jersey as a non-profit organization. Drs. Kenneth A. Jackson and Robert A. Laudise of Bell Telephone Laboratories, who served as first Co-Presidents of AACG until 1975, provided early leadership.

History
1990-1993 
Dave Brandle, President 
Mike DiGiuseppe, Vice President 
Tom Kuech, Treasurer 
Tom Surek, Secretary

1987-1990 
Bill Bonner, President
Grant Eliot, Vice President 
Tom Kuech, Treasurer 
Tom Surek, Secretary

1984-1987 
Tony Gentile, President 
Bill Wilcox, Vice President 
Bill Bonner, Treasurer 
Tom Surek, Secretary

1981-1984 
Bob Feigelson, President
Ed Giess, Vice President 
Tony Gentile, Treasurer 
Tom Surek, Secretary

1978-1981 
Gus Witt, President
Dave Richman, Vice President 
Bob Feigelson, Treasurer 
Joe Wenckus, Secretary

1975-1978 
Guss Witt, President
Dave Richman, Vice President 
Bob Feigelson, Treasurer 
Joe Wenckus, Secretary

1972-1975 
Bob Laudise, Co-President
Ken Jackson, Co-President
Chuck Sahagian, Secretary/Treasurer

1969-1972 
Bob Laudise, Co-President 
Ken Jackson, Co-President 
Chuck Sahagian, Secretary/Treasurer
Two members of the AACG have flown space shuttle missions: 

>>  Lodewijk van den Berg in Mission 51-B 4/85 

>>  Roger Crouch in Mission STS-83 4/97 (early return) and  
      STS 94 7/97 (redo of STS-83)  The AACG banner flew with 
      Roger Crouch on STS-83.  

To see the mission profiles of STS-83 and STS-94 visit the NASA shuttle missions web site HERE.
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