Ralph E. Crump D’66a
President (Retired), Crump Industries, Trumbull, CT
Board Member: Elected 1986, Emeritus 2010
B.S. University of California at Los Angeles
B.S. U.S.M.M.A. (Kings Point, NY)
Ralph Crump is the retired Co-founder of Frigitronics, Inc., a manufacturer of cryosurgical equipment, vision testing products, hematology equipment and other medical and diagnostic devices. He was a Co-founder of Osmonics, Inc., a manufacturer of reverse osmosis equipment whose basic membrane technology was developed at Dartmouth under Dean Tribus by former student Dean Spatz. Osmonics was recently acquired by G.E.
Mr. Crump continues to serve as a director on six corporate boards. He and his wife Marjorie have served UCLA in a variety of roles, where they have also endowed the Crump chair in Medical Engineering, funded the Crump Institute for Medical Engineering (a research unit devoted primarily to scanning), and funded the Marjorie L. Crump Chair in Social Welfare. Crump was Alumnus of the Year in 1984.
At Dartmouth he and Marjorie funded John Collier's Ph.D. research—a seminal application of Engineering to Orthopaedics, and endowed the Myron Tribus chair, now occupied by Professor Collier. In addition, they support Professor Trembly's research on reshaping the myopic cornea with microwaves.
Mr. Crump's wife, Marjorie (B.A. UCLA), is Vice President Asset Manager of Crump Industries. The Crumps have three children: Connye, Scott, and Craig.
Mr. Crump was awarded Thayer School's highest honor, the Robert Fletcher Award, in 1979.