THE ADOPTED SON PERSEVERANCE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS The purpose of this book is to show people that are having tough times in their lives that there is hope and things can work out for the best. It describes the life of Joseph Peterson, from the time he was born through his seventy years of developing successful businesses and raising a family, who are now involved with all aspects of these companies. Joe describes how God has had such a positive influence in helping him to persevere and be successful. He shows how success is not material wealth but the love of a family and knowing that you have left your mark in this world by showing love and compassion. He wants people that are abused while they are growing up to never give up and try to overcome these obstacles.
JOSEPH C. PETERSON BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY TITLE: President/Treasurer/Owner/Director COMPANY: Crown Technology, Inc. (ISO 9001:2000) BORN: October 9, 1939 HIGH SCHOOL: Cathedral High School (1957) EDUCATION: Purdue University � Chemistry (1958�1960) Indiana University � Business Management (1960�1962) FAMILY: Married for over forty-two years, with four children and four grandchildren PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE � Has been employed at Crown Technology, Inc., for over fifty-three years in the capacity of manufacturing, research, sales, and management � Helped develop over fifty products for laundry, car wash, ware wash, maintenance, and retail � Developed special drying techniques for iron sulfate and food-grade iron supplements continues to develop specialty chemical products in the lab � Holds over nine patents, some for steel pickling additives and acid recovery systems � Has performed laboratory and pickling studies for many steel companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency � Manager/owner of several other corporations, including Crown Enterprises, LLP, and Crown Restaurants, Inc., with these corporations totaling in excess of $20 million/year � Developed the concept for Peterson�s, a fine dining steak and seafood restaurant in 1999 PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL ORGANIZATIONS � Wire Association International, Inc. � fifty-three years served on the Board of Directors chairman of the Suppliers Management Committee (1984�1986) � Ferrous Management Committee � Association of Iron and Steel Engineers � American Society of Metals � American Water Works Association � National Society of Pershing Rifles PATENTS � Pickling inhibitor #3,312,625 � Stainless pickling additive #3,349,037 � Pickling additive #3,595,799 � Apparatus for recovering sulfuric acid/ferrous sulfate #3,900,955 � Process and apparatus for the low temperature recovery of ferrous chloride from spent hydrochloric acid #5,057,290 � Hydrochloric acid pickling accelerator #5,384,064 � Rinse aid and process for stainless steel #5,821,212 � Compositions/process for destaining iron-based products #6,448,211 � Decorative fountain display #6,530,530 PUBLICATIONS � �Closed Loop System for the Treatment of Waste Pickle Liquor, EPA-600/2-77-127� (July 1977) � �Waste Minimization and Recovery Techniques for Acid Pickling Solutions.� Wire Technology International (January 1992) � �A Guide to Sulfuric Acid Pickling and Acid Recovery� (1993/1999) � �A Guide to Hydrochloric Acid Pickling Using Crown Inhibitors and Accelerators� (1995)