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Ralph Gaines Burton

Ralph Gaines Burton, American research and development company executive. Certified shift test engineer. National Science Foundation research grantee, 1985, 86, 89. Member North Carolina Wildlife Association, North Carolina Nature Conservancy (charter), National Trust for History Preservation, National Parks and Conservation Society.

Background

  • Burton, Ralph Gaines was born on January 3, 1955 in Columbia, Missouri, United States. Son of Ralph Ashby and Nancy Ann (Gaines) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1978.

    Career

    • Mechanical engineer Newport News (Virginia) Shipbldg. Company, 1978-1979, senior engineer, 1979-1980, senior shift test engineer, 1980-1984. Teaching assistant North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1984.

      Vice president Burton Technologies, Inc., 1984-1994, president, from 1994, principal investigator Dept Energy and United States Navy research projects, 1989-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified shift test engineer.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Wildlife Association, North Carolina Nature Conservancy (charter), National Trust for History Preservation, National Parks and Conservation Society.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Dawn Eiden, June 17, 1978.
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    Born January 3, 1955
    Died August 30, 2000
    (aged 45)
    • 1978
      Northwestern University
    • 1984
      teaching assistant, North Carolina State University
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984 - 1994
      vice president, Burton Technologies

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