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About RESC

Regional Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

The Technology of Pringles

presented by

RESC member and President Jim Bono
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P&G's Pringles development in the early 70's was THE first digital computer controlled process in the Company. It was powered by a GE "electric relay" computer that had - I'm guessing - a few hundred K.

We will go through the process starting in Idaho, through the plant in Jackson Tennessee, and culminating with the construction of the European plant in Belgium.

I will share my work on closed loop net weight control, on line steam stripping to remove fatty acid from the frying oil, and the evolution of the patented Pringles can.

In conclusion, I'll discuss how the Pringles Brand serves as a Harvard Business School Case History, going from near demise in the 80's to the $2.7 Billion business P&G sold to Kellogg in 2012.

Jim Bono is a Cincinnati native, Jim graduated from UC in 1967 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He did graduate work at the University of Oklahoma, completing his MSChE in 1968. He worked for Procter & Gamble for 34 years where he was appointed a Research Fellow and was awarded 20 patents. Since retirement in 2002, Jim studied Fine Art at Mount St. Joseph University earning a BFA in 2005. Jim enjoys painting, woodcutting, and creating sculpture from found objects.

Jim is a Consultant with YourEncore, a consortium of engineers and scientists. He has done projects for P&G, General Mills, Kraft, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Green Mountain, and Schwan. He is currently under contract with the ConAgra and Sanfilippo & Son companies.

Jim's focus, however, is on Community Service. He has been on three School Boards, currently serving as Treasurer on the Board of the SW Ohio Preparatory School in Mt. Airy.

He has been on the RESC Board for over 10 years, receiving the RESC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Jim has been a volunteer for the Boy Scouts for over 40 years as Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee, and District Chairman. He is a merit badge counselor for 8 merit badges . Both of his sons and his grandson are Eagle Scouts. Married to high school sweetheart Kaye for 51 years, his favorite pastimes include hiking in the woods with his beagle Chloe, time with his grandchildren, and traveling and cruising.


All future plans are subject to revision

November 20, 2018 Power Plant Design 101* Rob Harris, Mechanical Engineer

December 18, 2018 Cancer Breakthrough Update* Margaret van Gilse, VP Bexion

January 15, 2019 Music Hall Restoration* Ramona Toussaint, Program Director

February 19, 2019 New MSD Treatment Plant* Tony Yee, Engineer

March 19, 2019 Tissue Engineering* Dr. Leyla Esfandiari, UC

April 16, 2019 Sexy Cicadas* Dr. Gene Kritsky, MSJ University

May 21, 2019 Cold Case Identification* Dr. Beth Murray, MSJ University

* Qualifies for CPD Credit

If you have a suggestion for a topic or a speaker, send an em@il.

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register one day prior to the presentation by email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tours

Make a tour Reservation:

The next tour of this RESC season is still being finalized

The Upcoming Planned Tours for the 18-19 activities year are

Workhorse* (Electric Vehicles)

AK Steel Research Center*

EPA Facility*

New MSD Treatment Plant*

GE Additive Manufacturing*

*(CPD credit)

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.

Local Opportunities for Personal Growth

In addition to our Monthly presentations, these programs offer a wide variety of subjects to explore

Area S & T Competitions

If you are a aware of any Sicence or Engineering youth competitions in Cincinnati or the surrounding area, please let the webmaster know.

Groups Working for a Better World

If you are a member or know of any Sicence or Engineering group in Cincinnati or surrounding area that fits this catagory, please let the webmaster know.

Web Repositories

If you know of any Sicence or Engineering repositories, please let the webmaster know.

Privacy Statement:

The Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati respects your privacy and will not share your personal information with anyone except as listed below.

The information about the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati is intended for the  Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati and is not to be distributed outside of  the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati, not to be used for business and not to be used beyond the intended purpose.

Information we collect: We collect personally identifiable information such as Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number and Email Address. This information is shared with other members of the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati in the form of the Membership Directory.

Email messages sent to the membership will protect your email identity. On occasion and by request only, we may share certain information for purposes of security with organizations when we ask for a tour.

We collect additional information for internal use only and will not share this information with the membership or outside of the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati.

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