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William Ross Ratcliffe

William Ross Ratcliffe, Canadian communications company executive. Member Canada Aeronautical and Space Institute, Society for Information Display.

Background

  • Ratcliffe, William Ross was born on June 1, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of William James and Jean Slater (Ross) Ratcliffe.

  • Education

    • Graduate with honors, Montreal Technology Institute, 1952. Bachelor of Science, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, 1959.

    Career

    • Sales and service supervisor Bendix (Aviation Electrical), Montreal, 1949-1962. Co-founder, vice president Bowmar, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1962-1973. President Universal Data Machines, Chicago, 1973-1974.

      Chairman TKI Technology Corporation, Toronto, Ottawa, 1974-1978. Director corporation planning Northern Telecom, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1978-1980. Director general Northern Telecom-Mexico, 1980-1982.

      Director United States Electronic Corporation, Philadelphia, 1973-1977. Consultant Omega Watch/Optec, Princeton, New Jersey, 1974-1975. Consultant Reebok, Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1989-1991.

    Works

    • Inventor, patentee cellular phone, 1988, lighted footwear, since 1988, lighted hats and apparel, since 1992, lighted containers, since 1995.

    Membership

    Member Canada Aeronautical and Space Institute, Society for Information Display.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, hiking, ice hockey, skiing, prototyping.

    Connections

    • Married Bernice Thelma Underwood, April 12, 1958 (divorced 1981). Children: William Blake, Kim J.C. Doe. Married Yhira Leonor Reyes, July 4, 1988.
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    Born June 1, 1934
    • 1952
      Montreal Technology Institute
    • 1959
      Sir George Williams University
    • 1949 - 1962
      Sales and service supervisor Bendix (Aviation Electrical)
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Quebec, Canada
    • 1973 - 1974
      president, Universal Data Machines
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      chairman, TKI Technology Corporation
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      director, corporation planning Northern Telecom
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      director, general Northern Telecom-Mexico
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