I’d like to conclude the
interview with a brief summary of your work after GE.
I left GE in 1959, and went
to Hughes Aircraft Semiconductor Division.
We soon started another division and I was the head of engineering
at Hughes Newport for a number of years.
From 1964 to the present, I have been a Professional Consulting Engineer
with my own private practice and many clients, including five semiconductor
companies, major communications companies, computer manufacturers, medical
diagnostic and treatment manufacturers, recording studios, toxic and
explosive monitoring companies, and many others. I know a bit about the medical devices, having worked on the
design of pacemakers, defibrillator, TENS, fetal heart monitors, CAT
Scanners, Lithotripsy, and dental implant controls. Since I covered so many different fields
in my consulting practice, I never had the reason to be bored. I also was fortunate to be able to pick
and choose the projects I accepted.
If they weren't challenging and fun, also benefiting mankind, I would
pass on them and let someone else have them. While I never formally advertised in the 40 years of my
private practice, my magazines and papers were my advertisements. Also happy clients have a way of
blabbing, even if they have bound me to a contract of confidentiality.
Thanks very much, Carl. Any
concluding comments you’d care to make?
In talking with you the other
night, I was digging into memory territory that had not been traversed for
some 50 years.