Alex Weber was born in New York City in 1921 and raised in the Bronx. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and graduated from the City College of New York at age 19 with a degree in economics and married the former Doris Edelberg in 1941. He enlisted in the army after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the Philippines in communications.
Alex joined Caravan after his military service and began steering the company toward meaningful technology and hired the company’s first cereal chemist. He became interested in fermentation technology and began developing enzyme systems to accelerate bread fermentation. Much of the hard crust bread manufacturing in the United States benefitted from this technology which enabled the baker to use high speed equipment and still achieve uniform scaling weights.
Mr. Weber was an avid chess player who helped financially with the Marshall Chess Club of Manhattan. He was also a generous contributor to the Friends of the Israeli Oceanographic Society.
Click on the images below to view .pdf files of the inductee’s biography and plaque.