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Arpad Elo, Jr.
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- Born Chicago, December 24, 1925.
- 1926-43: Childhood spent in Milwaukee where father was professor
of physics at Marquette University. Early genesis of collateral
interests in science and music.
- 1943-47: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, PhB, chemistry.
- 1947-86: Employed by Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, Illinois, a
manufacturer of specialty chemicals for water purification and
petroleum processing. 1947-52: chemist; 1953-73: laboratory
management; 1974-86: data processing management.
- 1987-present: Independent consultant in data processing, based in
St Johnsbury, Vermont.
Activities -- Scientific
- Developed analytical and testing methods for water, water
treatment chemicals, petroleum processing chemicals.
- Developed new catalysts for petroleum refining.
- Developed instrumentation for laboratory and factory automation.
- Developed and presented courses in statistical methods and
- Societies: American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi. Former member,
Instrument Society of America, American Petroleum Institute.
Activities -- Data Processing
- Manager of Technical Data Processing at Nalco. Architect of
hardware and software for laboratory automation and laboratory
information systems, communications and graphics software, the
USP utility subroutine package, and the ILSA programming
language. Developed and presented courses in computer literacy,
database management, and assembly language programming.
- Hardware and operating systems: DEC TOPS-10, RT-11, and VAX/VMS;
IBM 650, 1130, VM-CMS; CP/M; MS-DOS. Languages: Fortran, Cobol,
Basic, Pascal, PL-1022, dBASE, CLIPPER, eight assembly languages.
- Arpad Elo, Jr, and Frank R Broersma (to Nalco Chemical Company),
"Process for Preparing Synthetic Crystalline Zeolitic Sodium
Aluminosilicate," US Patent 3676063 (1972).
- Arpad Elo, Jr (to Nalco Chemical Company), "Method of Preventing
Crystallization of Amorphous Silica Gel-Containing Compositions,"
Canadian Patent 986913 (1976).
- Nalco Chemical Company "Methods for the Analysis and Testing
of Catalysts," 1958; second edition 1964.
- Arpad Elo, Jr, and John R Polky, "Rapid Determination of Aluminum
in Cracking Catalysts by a Modified Wanninen and Ringbom Method,"
Anal Chem, 37, 294 (1960).
- Arpad Elo, Jr, "Thermistor-Actuated Automatic Distillation
Interrupter," Baker Analyst, 49, 86 (1960).
- Arpad Elo, Jr, and Porter Clements, "Hydrothermal Aging of
Silica-Alumina Cracking Catalysts," J Phys Chem, 71, 1078 (1967).
- "An Algorithm for Estimating Development Costs," Software
Development, May 1994, p 73.
- Users' and reference manuals for various software products.
Activities -- Musical
- Studied piano with Adelaide Banaszynski, clarinet with Robert
Miller, music theory with Arthur Zahorik and Ellen Sargent, and
conducting and orchestration with Clarke Kessler.
- Conductor of the Green Mountain Winds; E flat clarinet and
assistant conductor of the St Johnsbury Town Band; principal
clarinet with the North Country Society of Musicians and the
Lyndonville (Vermont) Military Band.
- Former music director, Music Theater of Chicago, and assistant
music director, The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company (Chicago).
Former principal clarinet with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera
Company, the Chicago Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Music
Theater of Chicago. Former assistant principal clarinet with the
North Side Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. Former Woodwind Coach
(Clarinet and Basset Horn), Composer-in-Residence, and Business
Manager for Vermont Music and Arts Center.
Compositions, Editions and Arrangements
- Over 80 works for orchestra, band, chorus, solo voice, keyboard,
and various chamber combinations. Performances by the University
of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, University of Chicago Concert
Band, Northern Illinois University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Oak
Park (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Park District Band,
the choir of the Church of the Redeemer (Chicago), St Andrews
College Wind Ensemble, Green Mountain Winds, St Johnsbury Town
Band, Lyndonville Military Band, CADENZA, and numerous chamber
music ensembles from Vermont to California.
- Performing edition of John Gay's "The Beggars Opera," performed
at Vermont Music and Arts Center in 1972 and by Music Theater of
Chicago in 1978. Small orchestra arrangements of accompaniments
to ten of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas and two of Sullivan's
operettas with other librettists, performed by The Gilbert and
Sullivan Opera Company, Music Theater of Chicago, Valley Light
Opera Company (Amherst, Massachusetts), Brattleboro (Vermont) Music Center, and
Simsbury (Connecticut) Light Opera Company.
- Member of The Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument
Society. Constructed reproductions of late 18th Century flutes,
oboes, clarinets, basset horn.