|Board of Trustees
Cornelius J. Barton ’58
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Neal Barton ’58 is former president and CEO of Dorr-Oliver Incorporated, which designs and manufactures machinery for specialized processes, including liquid-solid separation and thermal processing for the food, environment, mineral, pulp and paper, and chemical industries. Barton served as acting president of Rensselaer from April 1998 through July 1999.
Barton received his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in metallurgical engineering from Rensselaer. He is a member of Sigma Xi, the academic honor society. Barton's sons, Michael and Terence, also graduated from Rensselaer.
Barton's alumni activities included chairing the Southern Connecticut Leadership Gift and New Century Campaign Committees. He has also served as Patroon Chairman and National Rensselaer Fund Chair. He has been active in the Rensselaer Council and has received the Alumni Key Award, the Albert Fox Demers Medal, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Rensselaer Alumni Association. He is a member of the Stephen Van Rensselaer Society of Patroons.