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A Proud, Business-Savvy Tradition

Case Western Reserve students, faculty and alumni have a long track record of taking their discoveries into the corporate world. Just a few companies with strong connections to campus include:

Dow Chemical

An international specialty chemical powerhouse, founded by Herbert Dow (CSAS 1888) and A.W. Smith (CSAS 1887) in 1897

  • $60 billion in annual sales (2011)
  • 5,000+ products sold to customers in 160 countries
  • 52,000 employees worldwide

Parker Hannifin

World-leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies, founded by Arthur Parker (CSAS ’07) in 1918

  • $13 billion in annual sales (2012)
  • 60,000 employees in 48 countries
  • 142 divisions with 311 manufacturing locations


Specialty chemical manufacturer co-founded in 1928 by Kent H. Smith (CSAS ’17), along with his brothers, Vincent Smith and A. Kelvin Smith (CSAS ’22)

  • 7,000 employees worldwide
  • $6.1 billion in revenue (2011)
  • 100+ countries where Lubrizol products are sold


Alumnus Craig Newmark (CIT ’75) revolutionized the classified ad when he founded the online service in 1995

  • 50 billion page views per month
  • 60 million users per month in the U.S. alone
  • 60 million ads and 1 million new jobs posted per month

Quality Electrodynamics (QED)

Privately held global developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced medical equipment electronics founded by alumnus Hiroyuki Fujita (GRS ’98, physics)

  • 2006-year founded
  • 86 employees

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