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Memorial Tributes: Volume 7
ment, motivation, and accountable freedom to young and seasoned scientists alike. He was renowned for his accessibility to others throughout his career, and had avid enthusiasm for individuals as well as for projects. Dr. Boundy is described by colleagues as a man who had excellent judgment on both technical and business matters, accurate instincts about new product families, and a management philosophy that guided, rather than dictated, research conclusions.
Dr. Boundy is remembered as an innovative research administrator who introduced concepts that profoundly affected the business, operations, and success of Dow. As examples, he introduced the product department concept to Dow, organized the first technical service laboratory, and developed world-class and worldwide technical service organizations. He also developed the company's long-range market research program, organized its Research Economics Department, and contributed to the company's research evaluation methods.
In 1964 Dr. Boundy received the Industrial Research Institute Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the leadership and management of industrial research. In 1965 he received a Scroll Award from the National Association of Manufacturers, which recognized him as a modern pioneer in creative industry. He also received an Alumni Achievement in Science Award from Grove City College.
In 1967 Dr. Boundy was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Electrochemical Society, the Engineering Society of Detroit, the Scientific Research Society of America, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and many other associations.
The productive enthusiasm of Ray Boundy—an enthusiasm also extended to his family and community as Boy Scout leader, softball catcher, trout fisherman, bird hunter, ham radio operator, and avid skier—will long be remembered and appreciated by Dow, the chemical industry, and his family and friends.