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Robert Blaine Pfannkuch

Robert Blaine Pfannkuch, American communications executive. Served to 1st lieutenant, Medical Service Corps. United States Army, 1958-1961. Member International Tape Association, International television Association, Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Motion Picture and television Engineers.

Background

  • Pfannkuch, Robert Blaine was born on April 20, 1935 in Westport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Otto and Marjorie Pfannkuch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University Connecticut, 1959.

    Career

    • Founder, president Audio Visual Industries, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963-1971. President Primary Medical Communications and Primary television Services, New York City, 1971-1974. Vice president communications materials group Bell & Howell, Chicago, 1974-1976.

      Corporation vice president, president Video Group, 1976-1981. Chairman, chief executive officer Rank Video Services American (formerly Bell & Howell/Columbia/Paramount Video Services), since 1981. Chairman board Fernseh, Inc., 1978-1981.

      Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1976-1980.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles on industrial use of television to professional journals. Producer numerous television communication seminars for education and industry.

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant, Medical Service Corps. United States Army, 1958-1961. Member International Tape Association, International television Association, Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Motion Picture and television Engineers.

    Connections

    • Children: Heidi, Blaine.
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    • 1959
      University Connecticut
    • 1971 - 1974
      president, Primary Medical Communications and Primary television Services
    • 1974 - 1976
      vice president, communications materials group Bell & Howell
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      corporation vice president, Video Group
    • 1976 - 1981
      president, Video Group
    • 1981
      chairman, officer Rank Video Services American (formerly Bell & Howell/Columbia/Paramount Video Services)
    • 1981
      chief executive, officer Rank Video Services American (formerly Bell & Howell/Columbia/Paramount Video Services)
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