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Vessarios George Chigas

Vessarios George Chigas, Greek, American electronics company executive. Recipient Outstanding Alumni award Hellenic School, Lowell, 1965, Outstanding Alumni award Northeastern University, 1982, Community Service award United Fund, Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, 1983.


  • Chigas, Vessarios George was born on June 8, 1922 in Athens, Greece. Came to United States, 1925, naturalized, 1940. Son of George V. and Aristea (Rhangos) Chigas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1944. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Lowell, 1983.


    • Microwave development engineer Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., Boston, 1944-1950. Founder, senior executive officer M/A-COM, Inc. (formerly Microwave Associates Inc), Burlington, Massachusetts, since 1950, also chairman board.


    Denomination: Greek Orthodox


    Overseer Northeastern University, Boston, since 1985. Member advisory board Center Management Development, 1965-1968, also director national council. Chairman executive committee, trustee American College of Greece, Athens, 1965-1980.

    Corporation member Goodwill Industries, Boston. Trustee Lowell (Massachusetts) General Hospital, North-East Deaconess Hospital, Boston. Board directors Kidney Foundation Massachusetts.

    Member American Management Association, Eta Kappa Nu (honorary), Tau Beta Pi.


    • Married Filitsa Papathanasiou, April 19, 1960. Children: Diana V., Daphne V.
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    Born June 8, 1922
    • 1944
      Northeastern University
    • 1983
      University Lowell
    • 1944 - 1950
      Microwave development engineer, Sylvania Electric Products
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States