1914 – 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. Nutter was a Registered Professional Engineer and licensed as an instrument
rated commercial multi-engine aircraft pilot. He 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 providing a venue for sports, entertainment, and culture to the WSU student body and the region.