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Albert John Wittmayer Novak

Albert John Wittmayer Novak, American electronics executive. Named Industrialist of Year, Pomapno Beach, 1966-1967, 1975-1976; recipient Outstanding Service award, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 1967.

Background

  • Novak, Albert John Wittmayer was born on March 30, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Albert Joseph and B. Joan (Wittmayer) Novak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1941. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944. Postgraduate, Case Institute of Technology, 1946—1948.

    Career

    • Industrial engineer Radio Corporation of America, Camden, New Jersey, 1941—1942. Sales manager brush instruments division Clevite Corporation, Cleveland, 1946—1953, general manager Texas division, 1955—1957. Manager sales and engineering Ansonia Wire & Cable Company, Baltimore, 1959—1965, Pompano Beach, Florida, 1959—1965.

      Founder, president, chairman board Novatronics Group, Inc., 1965—1985, Novatronics, Inc., Pompano Beach, 1965—1985, Novatronics of Canada, Ltd., Stratford, Novatronics South, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida. Consultant, board directors Nedax, Inc., since 1985, EnviroSource, Inc. Advisory board Barnett Banks.

      Chairman Broward Industrial Board, 1967, 75, Broward County Community Relations Commission, 1974. Advisory council South Florida district Small Business Administration, 1978. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Membership

    President Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Symphony Association, 1970—1972. Vice president Opera Guild, 1985—1986. Active Gov.s Management Advisory Council for Health and Rehabilitation Services, since 1977.

    Chairman District X Health and Rehabilitation Services Advisory Council, 1977. Trustee Museum Art; board directors Center for Pastoral Counseling and Human Development, since 1973, president, 1977—1979. Board directors South Florida Education Center, since 1963, president, since 1970.

    Board directors United way Broward County, since 1975, vice president, since 1977. Member of American Electronics Association (board directors), Broward Manufacturers Association (president 1966-1967), Greater Fort Lauderdale C. of Chamber (board directors 1973-1974), Harvard Club (Broward County) (president 1976-1978), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia M. Henline, March 25, 1950 (divorced October 1980). Children: Patricia Joan, Albert John Wittmayer, David Bruce, Loren Lee. Married Suzanne Stover Basye, April 30, 1984.
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    • 1941
      Harvard University
    • 1944
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1941 - 1942
      Industrial engineer, Radio Corporation of America
      Camden, United Kingdom
    • 1946 - 1953
      sales manager, brush instruments division Clevite Corporation
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1959 - 1965
      manager, sales and engineering Ansonia Wire & Cable Company
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1959 - 1965
      manager, sales and engineering Ansonia Wire & Cable Company
      Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1965 - 1985
      founder
      Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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