July 17, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint W.R. Eckelmann to be a member of the Acid Precipitation Task Force. He would succeed John J. McKetta, Jr.
Since 1986 Mr. Eckelmann has been president of RCB Co. in Roanoke, TX. Prior to this he was senior vice president for technology at SOHIO Petroleum Co. in Dallas, TX, 1983 - 1985.
Mr. Eckelmann graduated from Wheaton College (B.S., 1951) and Columbia University (M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1956). He was born May 25, 1929, in Englewood, NJ. Mr. Eckelmann is married, has three children, and resides in Roanoke, TX.