Inductee Alton ‘Al’ Cornella Born in April

Wishing Al a Very Happy Birthday!

Image of 2005 Inductee Al Cornella

2005 Inductee Al Cornella

Alton “Al” Cornella was born April 2, 1947. His grandparents homesteaded in Perkins County. His family moved to Hettinger, ND in the early 1950’s. He graduated from Hettinger High School in 1965 and joined the U. S. Navy shortly after graduation. In 1969, he moved to Rapid City, SD. After working in the commercial refrigeration business, he founded his own firm, Alton Cornella Refrigeration Service Inc, in 1975.

Al has been active in numerous organizations involving business, community service, and government. He has also served on various local, state and federal boards and commissions dealing with military issues, environmental regulation, and economic development.

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