Ervin J. Nutter

 1914 - 2000

Inducted 2000


Ervin J. Nutter was an entrepreneur who, with a $360 investment, started an engineering and manufacturing company that grew from a single employee to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sophisticated tubular assemblies for private, commercial and military jet engines. He founded several businesses, including Elano Corporation, Acme Screw Products, and Enlo Incorporated. He was a Registered Professional Engineer and licensed as an instrument rated commercial multi-engine aircraft pilot. Mr. Nutter was known for his interest in conservation as well as business and made generous contributions of time and money to many area organizations. Wright State University’s E.J. Nutter Center was made possible through his donation, and has enhanced the area by bringing more sports, entertainment and culture to the student body and the region.