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Thelma Pressman

Thelma Pressman, American microwave company executive, consultant. Certified college instructor, California. Recipient trophy Sanyo Electric, Inc., 1985.


  • Pressman, Thelma was born on April 10, 1921 in New York City. Daughter of William and Ida (Neckrich) Rosenson.

  • Education

    • Student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977.


    • Supervisor new product testing Waste King Corporation, Los Angeles, 1959-1969. Consultant Microwave division Amana Corporation, 1969-1977. President, owner Microwave Cooking Center, Encino, California, since 1969.

      Director consumer education and services Sanyo Electric, Inc., 1971-1987. Instructor, cookware designer Microwave Cooking Center, Encino, since 1969. Microwave instructor California State University, Northridge.

    Major achievements

    • Certified college instructor, California.


    • 365 Quick & Easy Microwave Recipes
    • A year's collection of microwave recipes provides for any meal of the day and includes such suggestions as Chicken Tarragon, Lobster Tails Supreme, Speedy Crab Bisque, Tex-Mex Cheese Soup, and Rocky Mountain Fudge.


    Member Mayor's Advisory Council, Los Angeles, 1979, Hadassah Club, Beverly Hills. Member International Microwave Power Institute (editor journal. 1975-1977), Electrical Women's Round Table (president 1978-1979), American Women in Radio and television, International Association Cooking Professionals, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.



    Golf, cooking.


    • Married Morris Pressman, May 17, 1942. Children: Paul, Richard.
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    Born April 10, 1921
    • 1977
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1959 - 1969
      Supervisor new product testing Waste King Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1969
      Encino, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1977
      consultant, Microwave division Amana Corporation
    • 1971 - 1987
      director, consumer education and services Sanyo Electric