Year Inducted / Awarded: 2003
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Mr. Rose is the co-founder and former President and owner of Windsor Manufacturing Company, which was purchased by the Barnes Group in 1982 and now is known as Barnes Aerospace. Mr. Rose owned and managed the company for 30 years and developed scores of novel manufacturing equipment and processes that are used by the airline and aerospace industries today. In 1982, he subsequently co-founded Aero Gear, Inc. with his son, Doug Rose. The company is a core supplier of bevel and spiral bevel gearshafts and gearboxes to Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky Aircraft. Mr. Rose supports the Walter M. Rose Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate engineering students. He and his wife, Barbara, are lifetime members of the Founders Society.