Vernon H. Heath

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Carlson School of Management, November 2, 1999

Mr. Heath graduated in 1950 with a degree in accounting from what is now the Carlson School of Management. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Heath worked as a business manager at the University's Aeronautical Research Center in Rosemount. In 1956, Heath and two colleagues founded Rosemount Engineering, Inc. and began to manufacture high-tech sensors and process-control instruments. Their prescience led to Rosemount becoming a vanguard in the manufacture of devices for space travel. When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969, he carried Rosemount devices. Mr. Heath retired from Rosemount in 1994. He is a well-respected entrepreneur whose vision and leadership took his company from start up to international leader. He is described as an innovative, tenacious individual who has met personal and business challenges with great energy and optimism. He is a generous philanthropist whose advice and support have benefited many organizations and individuals.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.