LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, U.S. — Great Western Manufacturing recently announced the induction of Jim Schroeder into the Kansas State University (KSU) College of Engineering Hall of Fame.
Schroeder graduated from KSU in 1963 with a degree in electrical engineering. He later co-founded Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc., the oldest continuous manufacturing company in Kansas, growing the company from a supplier of sifting equipment for the flour milling and cereal grain industry into one of the leading manufacturers of quality control sifting equipment for the food processing industry. Although he retired from the company in 2012, Schroeder remains actively involved in an advisory capacity.
Schroeder is a longtime member of the International Association of Operative Millers and is a recipient of its Allied Trades Award. He was named Alumni Fellow of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University in 1996 and has served on the College of Engineering Advisory Council. He has also served on numerous local boards and as president of the Cushing Hospital Board.