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Palmer Portner Derby

Palmer Portner Derby, American electronics company executive. Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts. Recipient Commendation medal, Raytheon Company, 1947. Member Association Home Appliance Manufacturers (associate executive board from 1969).

Background

  • Derby, Palmer Portner was born on May 23, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Claude Palmer and Hildegarde Rose (Portner) Derby.

  • Education

    • Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1940. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942.

    Career

    • With Raytheon Company, from 1942, junior engineer, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1942, various management positions in engineering, research, marketing, 1942-1962, assistant. general manager microwave and power tube division, 1962-1976, vice president, assistant general manager, 1967-1976, vice president, director new business analysis Lexington, Massachusetts, from 1976. Pioneer in development magnetron tubes for microwave ovens, microwave tubes for radar, electronic countermeasures missile and communications application.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts.

    Membership

    Member Association Home Appliance Manufacturers (associate executive board from 1969).

    Connections

    • Married Marnie Holmes Osborn, December 29, 1941. Children: Susan Palmer Derby Cox, Sally Margaret Derby Duffy.
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    Died June 22, 1986
    (aged 66)
    • 1940
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • 1942
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1942
      With Raytheon Company
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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