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Robert Holm Sorensen

Robert Holm Sorensen, American diversified technology company executive, retired. Recipient Award of Merit, Northwestern University, 1987. With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.


  • Sorensen, Robert Holm was born on March 14, 1921 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Viggo Marius and Lydia Marie (Holm) Sorensen.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering.E., Northwestern University, 1947. Graduate advanced management program, Harvard University, 1957. Doctor of Science (honorary), Grand View College, 1991.


    • Senior engineer Engineering Research Associates, Inc., St. Paul, 1947-1951. Operations manager Sperry Rand Corporation (formerly Remington Rand Inc.), Norwalk, Connecticut, 1952-1959. With Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1959-1986, vice president optical group Norwalk, 1965-1966, senior vice president, 1966-1973, president, chief operating officer, 1973-1977, chief executive officer, 1977-1984, chairman board, 1980-1985.

      Retired, 1986.


    With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu. Clubs: Silver Spring Country (Ridgefield, Connecticut).


    • Married Harriet Norma Kruse, February 27, 1944. Children: Anitra A., Scott E., Lyle R.
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    Born March 14, 1921
    • 1947
      Northwestern University
    • 1957
      Harvard University
    • 1991
      Grand View College
    • 1947 - 1951
      Senior, engineer Engineering Research Associates
    • 1952 - 1959
      operations manager, Sperry Rand Corporation (formerly Remington Rand Incorporated)
      Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
    • 1986
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