Prof Emeritus Carl R. Lindenmeyer- Sept 2002
Carl R. Lindenmeyer, professor emeritus and principal of C4, an industrial engineering consulting company in nearby Pendleton, SC, passed away September 15, 2002. Prof Lindenmeyer joined Clemson University in 1976 and became part of the Department of Industrial Engineering in 1983. He retired in 1994 and developed Clemson Consulting Clearinghouse Corporation (C4), which became a leading resource for computer-oriented time study and work analysis products.
Carl earned his BS at Northwestern and MS at Western Michigan, followed by postgraduate work at Michigan State. He was well known in time and work study circles, but was perhaps most interested in processes of creativity and engineering problem solving. His development of C4 was emblematic of his lifelong interest in entrepreneurship. Carl's interest in students extended to service as advisor to the Clemson University Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity. More recently, he served as president of local chapter 247 of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and was a candidate for the South Carolina House District 3 seat in the upcoming election.
His wife Karen Lauer Lindenmeyer of Clemson; sons Maj Victor Lindenmeyer of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Maj Vincent Lindenmeyer of West Point, New York, and Brian Lindenmeyer of Chaska, Minnesota; sister, the Rev. Ruth Billington of Columbus, Indiana; and four grandchildren survive him. Funeral services were held September 18, with interment at Cemetary Hill on the Clemson Campus. Memorials may be made to the Karen and Carl R. Lindenmeyer Endowment through the Clemson University Endowment Fund.
Professor Lindenmeyer was a unique individual who never backed away from expressing his feelings about issues that he believed to be important. Carl knew how to live and how to enjoy life, and he loved Clemson University and its students. He will truly be missed by all of those who knew him.