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Steven David Dorfman

Steven David Dorfman, American electronics company executive. State Senate scholar, Florida, 1955-1956; recipient Distinguished Public Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980. Member National Education Association, National Research Council.

Background

  • Dorfman, Steven David was born on September 26, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Murray Dorfman and Eleanor Judith (Blitzer) Pisani.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Florida, 1957. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Southern California, 1959.

    Career

    • With Hughes Companies, since 1957. Manager advisory programs Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, California, 1967-1972, manager Pioneer Venus, 1972-1978, associate manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration Systems Division, 1978-1982, manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration Systems Division, 1983. President, chief executive officer Hughes Communications Inc. subsidiary Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, 1983-1986.

      Corporation vice president, president space and communications group, member policy board Hughes Aircraft Company, 1986-1992. President, Chief Executive Officer Hughes Space & Communications Company, 1992-1993. President telecommunications and space, senior vice president, member office of chairman General Motors Hughes electronics corporation, since 1993.

      Chairman commercial space transportation advisory committee (COMSTAC) Washington Department Transportation, since 1987. Member space systems technical advisory committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, since 1982. Member United States Information Agency television/Telecom Advisory Council, Washington, 1985-1990.

      Member National Research Council Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, since 1992.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Member National Education Association, National Research Council.

    Connections

    • Married Georgina Breckenridge (divorced): 1 child, Jennifer. Married Beverly Joan Pain, December 28, 1965. Children: Lorraine, Gene, Lynn.
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    Born September 26, 1935
    • 1957
      University Florida
    • 1959
      University Southern California
    • 1957
      With Hughes Companies
    • 1967 - 1972
      manager, advisory programs Hughes Aircraft Company
      El Segundo, California, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      president, officer Hughes Communications Incorporated subsidiary Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1983 - 1986
      chief executive, officer Hughes Communications Incorporated subsidiary Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1986 - 1992
      corporation vice president, policy board Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1986 - 1992
      president, policy board Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1986 - 1992
      member, policy board Hughes Aircraft Company
    • 1992 - 1993
      president, Hughes Space & Communications Company
    • 1992 - 1993
      Chief Executive Officer, Hughes Space & Communications Company
    • 1993
      president, office of chairman General Motors Hughes Electronics Corporation
    • 1993
      senior, office of chairman General Motors Hughes Electronics Corporation
    • 1993
      member, office of chairman General Motors Hughes Electronics Corporation
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