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Raffee Mgrdechian

Raffee Mgrdechian, American electronics company executive. Former Sunday school teacher, trustee, chairman board trustees Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, Bayside, New York; cubmaster Boy Scouts American, 1969-1970. Member Knights of Vartan (Commander 1984-1985, chairman Mid-Atlantic 1988).

Background

  • Mgrdechian, Raffee was born on August 4, 1927 in New York City. Son of DeKran and Aznive (Sobajian) Mgrdechian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, City University of New York, 1950.

    Career

    • Test and design engineer Lewyt Corporation, Brooklyn, 1950-1954. Chief engineer Carol Electronics, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1954-1956, Keystone Products, Union City, New Jersey, 1956-1958. General manager magnetics Westbury (New York ) Electronics, 1958-1960.

      Manager operations INTEC (merger with Westbury Electronics), 1960-1961. Vice president, general manager De-Flectronics, Groton, Connecticut, 1961-1963. Vice president Research and Development, Axel Electronics Inc., Jamaica, New York, from 1963.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to symposia.

    Membership

    Former Sunday school teacher, trustee, chairman board trustees Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, Bayside, New York. Cubmaster Boy Scouts American, 1969-1970. Member Knights of Vartan (Commander 1984-1985, chairman Mid-Atlantic 1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, gardening, music, reading, writing.

    Connections

    • Married Zabelle Mesrobian, January 21, 1956. Children: Dickran, Joyce Mgrdechian Kechian, Dora Lee Mgrdechian Morris.
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    Born August 4, 1927
    Died March 19, 2004
    (aged 76)
    • 1950
      City University of New York
    • 1950 - 1954
      Test and design engineer, Lewyt Corporation
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1954 - 1956
      chief engineer, Carol Electronics
      Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
    • 1956 - 1958
      chief engineer, Carol Electronics
      Union City, California, United States
    • 1958 - 1960
      general manager, magnetics Westbury (New York ) Electronics
    • 1960 - 1961
      manager, operations INTEC (merger with Westbury Electronics)
    • 1961 - 1963
      vice president, De-Flectronics
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      general manager, De-Flectronics
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
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