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Click here for an overview of Control in the January 1954 Upjohn News (from the collection of Tony Taraszka)


















The advice below was given to John Vanderbilt by Pauline Wherly when John started in Control during the early 1970s. John spent his entire career in Upjohn Control/Quality. The author is Robert Gramaud.




For those who remember Pauline Wherly, here's a great Pauline story told to me by Carol Orris in 2019:


"When I (Carol) first started working in Control, Pauline was still using her chain balance while everyone else had switched to the newer-style electronic balances.  The head of the labs at that time (I think it was probably Paul Rysenga) decided she had to switch to a newer balance because it took too long for her to weigh stuff on her balance.  Can you figure out where this is going?  Yep, you guessed it - a contest between Pauline weighing on her balance and a coworker using one of the newer balances.  Pauline won and continued to use her chain balance for years afterwards.  They even gave Pauline that balance when she retired.


The photo below was taken in Indonesia in November 1983 at the end of Ian William's secondment there. This was the entire control division with second from the right Noer Yahya, who was the Control Manager.



The photo below was taken in Indonesia during late 1983 at the outside bar of the Hilton Hotel in Jakarta. Left to right - Ian Williams, Art Aartila, a project engineer from Kazoo, Brian Ritter General Manager Upjohn Indonesia, Alain Grebet from Upjohn France and Bill  ?, an engineer from Kazoo.






Elk Park was a small paved area with a picnic table outside Building 259 in Portage. It was named after Edwin L Knoechel, a scientist who worked in the Specifications Development group in the Control Division. His determination was responsible for its creation. Elk Park still exists in 2015.



This train picture hung in the office of Tony Taraszka, the Upjohn VP for Control



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