Charles A. "Pete" Weitzel

ME'55, PE, Charter Member

About Charles A. "Pete" Weitzel

Pete graduated from MSM in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  He was an outstanding football player and track athlete while at Rolla and was inducted in the Miner Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.   Weitzel was a co-captain of the 1954 Miner football team, where he played quarterback and safety.  He led the team in interceptions in three of the four seasons he suited up for the Miners and had 12 career interceptions.  Weitzel earned honorable mention All-MIAA honors in 1952 and was named as the winner of the MIAA’s sportsmanship award two years later.  Weitzel also earned four letters in track and one in basketball and served as president of the M-Club.  Pete served in the US Army as an engineer officer and worked as an engineer for Union Electric (now Ameren), White Development Co, and other construction companies before starting his own firm in 1976.  He is currently president of Weitzel Construction Company.  Pete is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and is a member of a large number of professional and civic organizations.  He served on the board for Habitat for Humanity of St. Louis, the Parkway School Board, the City of Ballwin Board of Aldermen and a number of groups in his church.  In 2002, Pete was named as the Man of the Year for the Manchester United Methodist Church.  Pete and his wife, Janet, live in Ballwin, Mo.  Pete is helping the AMA by serving on the Strategic Planning Committee and attended the formation meeting in Rolla in April of this year.