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Witold Kazimierz Wierzejski

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Witold Kazimierz Wierzejski (1882-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"WITOLD KAZLNHERZ WIERZEJSKI, who was born in Poland in 1882, for a number of years held important engineering appointments in that country, which entailed much responsibility and professional attainments of a high order.

He received his technical education at the Technical University of Kiev, where he obtained the diploma of engineering and served his apprenticeship during his college vacations with various industrial and engineering concerns.

After gaining experience as a mechanical engineer and as a designer of agricultural machinery with the charge of the technical bureau and workshops, he became vice-director and technical manager of the South Russian Metallurgical Works. In 1919 he came to Warsaw where he held various administrative positions and acted as technical manager of the Union of Agricultural Syndicates.

After holding the appointment of managing director of the United Polish Factories of Agricultural Machines for six years, he was selected, in 1926, to be managing director of the National Armament Works of Poland, an organization of some magnitude, comprising before the 1939-45 war five factories with a total of some 14,000 employees.

In addition to the heavy responsibilities of this post he found time to be chairman of the board of the United Electrical Stations of the Radom district besides serving on the board of numerous other munition and gun factories. Mr. Wierzejski came to Great Britain from France in 1942 and was employed on the general staff of the Polish Army at the Institute of Technical Research.

In 1948 he became technical adviser to a group of military factories in the Argentine, in which country his death occurred on 25th October 1950 at the age of sixty-eight. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1946."

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