John H. Heuer was born in Carthage, New York on January 24, 1917. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1939. After his initial employment with Oxford Paper Company in Rumford, Maine and Diamond Match Company, Plattsburg, New York, Heuer served as a Lieutenant, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1942-46.
Following World War II, Heuer worked for Newton Falls Paper Company, 1946-48, and St. Regis Paper Company, 1948-51, as Technical Director. After joining Great Northern Paper Company in 1951 as Superintendent Bureau of Tests, he progressed to Manager of Manufacture, 1957; Vice President-Manufacturing, 1959; Director and Member of Executive Committee, 1960; Vice President of Operations, 1962; and Director Great Southern Land & Paper Company, 1963.
In 1968, Heuer left Great Northern Paper Company to become President of Fraser Companies, Ltd. of Greenwich, Connecticut. He was still serving in this capacity at the time of his death.
An active member of many professional societies, Heuer served as Chairman of the Pulp & Paper Foundation's Summer Institute Committee, 1961-1964, and Scholarship Committee starting in 1965. He also served as Chair of the New England Paper Industry Management Association and was active in TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry). Heuer died in Broward, Florida on January 1, 1972.
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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing