James Wong, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who


    LOS ANGELES, CA, January 15, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Wong, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Wong celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Highly educated, Dr. Wong is a former economic and operation analyst and president of James B. Wong Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles of 10 years, retiring in 1991. His wealth of expertise stem from his years as a research assistant, and chemical, process design, and research engineer for various organizations. He is also a longtime employee with Chemical Plastics Group, Dart Industries, Inc., as a senior planning engineer, principal planning engineer, supervisor of planning and economics, manager of long range planning and economics, chief economist, director of economics and operations analysis, and director of international technologies, of 20 years. Sent to Harvard Business School and the University of California at Los Angeles to learn more about economics by Dart Industries, when it was time to assume the role of chief economist for the Chemical Plastics Group, the largest group in the company, Dr. Wong was fully prepared.

Dr. Wong first studied agriculture at the University of Maryland, completing his BS, summa cum laude, in 1949. He then completed a BS in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, at the University of Maryland in 1950, followed by an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois in 1951 and 1954, respectively. He is the author of “Silk Tiger,” published in 2008, and “Jade Eagle,” published in 2000, and has also contributed numerous articles to professional journals in his area of expertise.

A member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Commodores, and several fraternities, Dr. Wong was a foundation member for the Asian American Education Commission early in his career, and was grand marshal, president, and served on the board of directors for the Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Recognized with an L.A. Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1977, Dr. Wong later received a History Makers Leadership Award by the Chinese American Museum in 2014. Notably, he was the first person to introduce embryo transfer of milk cattle from the United States to China, resulting in Holstein milk cows in China.

Born in Canton, China, Dr. Wong is the father of three children and is married to Betty Yeow. From 1943 to 1946, Dr. Wong served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, spending time in China, Burma, and India as part of the “Flying Tigers.”

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James Wong, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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