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07-24-1997

Reh Of Victor Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

Potsdam, N.Y. --David D. Reh of Victor, N.Y., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

Reh returned to civilian life in 1965 to assume a position with the Gleason Works as a sales engineer, followed by positions at Xerox and with the Hartman Sales Corporation as an assistant analyst and sales engineer, respectively. He earned a master of business administration degree with a concentration in finance at the University of Rochester Simon School in 1967, then formed RAYTEC Inc., in 1971, where he continues to serve as president and owner today. RAYTEC consists of two principal operating companies: GORBEL Inc., which manufactures jib and work station cranes, and RETROTECH Inc., a company which modernizes existing computer-controlled, automated warehouses and sells new automated warehouses utilizing technology developed in Finland. RAYTEC employs approximately 240 people.

Since his graduation, Reh has also found time for community activities for service to his alma mater. He has been a board member and vice president of the Victor Central School Board of Education; a member, treasurer, and chairman of the Ontario County Industrial Development agency; a member, secretary, and vice chairman of the Finger Lakes Foundation for Finger Lakes Community College; a member of the board of the Finger Lakes Companies and the Key Bank of Western New York Advisory Board; and has served as a board member and president of the Tennis Club of Rochester.

As a member of the Clarkson Roundtable, Reh has been generous in giving of his time to serve Clarkson. He has been a leader in class reunion activities as a reunion committee member and as class reunion chair, and has also volunteered as a class agent. He has also returned to campus as an Alumni Career Day speaker, and has helped recruit students as an alumni admission volunteer. He has been a member of the Clarkson Alumni Association Board of Governors and served a five-year-term as an Alumni National Executive Council member-at-large. In 1995, Reh established the RAYTEC Technical Communications Scholarship Fund to support a talented freshman majoring in technical communications.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in its schools of Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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