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Roland Oscar Peterson

Roland Oscar Peterson was American electronics company executive. Registered professional engineer, New York. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Polytechnic Institute New York, 1986. Regional chairman Los Angeles United Way campaign, 1985-1986. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Electronics Association, Institute Navigation (western regional vice president 1975-1976, Hays award 1982).

Background

  • Peterson, Roland Oscar was born on January 18, 1932 in Brooklyn. Son of Oscar Gustaf and Klara Ingegerd (Lindau) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute New York, 1953. Master of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute New York, 1954.

    Career

    • Research fellow Microwave Research Institute, Brooklyn, 1953-1954. Senior engineer Sperry Gyroscope Company, Great Neck, New York, 1956-1960. With Litton Industries, Inc., Woodland Hills, California, since 1961.

      Vice president advanced systems engineering Guidance and Control Systems division, Litton Industries, Inc., 1973-1976. Vice president business development Guidance and Control Systems division, Litton Industries Inc., 1976-1977, president, 1977-1983. Vice president Litton Industries, Inc., 1979-1983, senior vice president, group executive Beverly Hills, California, 1983-1988, president, chief operating officer, 1988-1990, senior vice president, group executive, chief scientist, 1990-1992.

      Retired, 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, New York.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Regional chairman Los Angeles United Way campaign, 1985-1986. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Electronics Association, Institute Navigation (western regional vice president 1975-1976, Hays award 1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Agnes Frances Walsh, September 12, 1953. Children: Joan, Lauren, Paul, Michael.
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    Born January 18, 1932
    • 1953
      Polytechnic Institute New York
    • 1954
      Polytechnic Institute New York
    • 1953 - 1954
      Research fellow, Microwave Research Institute
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1956 - 1960
      senior, engineer Sperry Gyroscope Company
      Great Neck, New York, United States
    • 1961
      with Litton Industries
      Woodland Hills, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      vice president, advanced systems engineering Guidance and Control Systems division
    • 1976 - 1977
      vice president, business development Guidance and Control Systems division
    • 1979 - 1983
      vice president, Litton Industries
    • 1992
      retired
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