Ralph J. Schilthuis

PE Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Ralph J. Schilthuis was a thought leader in applying production research and engineering principles to problems of industrial management. After graduating from Mines in 1930 with a professional degree in petroleum engineering, Schilthuis launched a 34-year career with Humble Oil, interrupted by four years of service at the Office of Petroleum in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Schilthius became an executive vice president and member of the board of management at Humble.  He received several awards, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers John Franklin Carll Award, the Alfred Noble Prize, and the Mines Distinguished Achievement Medal. He was a lifetime university donor. He died in 1964.