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computer company executive

Gerald Graham Probst, American computer company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross.; Air medal with 5 oak leaf clusters; Commendation medal; recipient Outstanding Alumni award University Utah, 1970, Distinguished Corporation Leadership award Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.

Background

Probst, Gerald Graham was born on September 11, 1923 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of Keiner Sawyer and Ruth (Graham) Probst.

Education

Bachelor of Science with high honors, University Utah, 1951. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956.

Career

With, Univac division Sperry Corporation, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, from 1961;vice president, general manager data processing division, Univac division Sperry Corporation, 1968-1970;executive vice president world wide development and manufacturing, Univac division Sperry Corporation, 1970-1971;president, Univac division Sperry Corporation, 1971-1978;vice president, Sperry Rand Corporation, 1974;executive vice president, Sperry Rand Corporation, 1975-1978;group executive vice president, Sperry Rand Corporation, 1978-1980;president, chief operating officer, Sperry Corporation, 1980-1982;chairman, chief Executive officer, Sperry Corporation, 1982-1989;also director, Sperry Corporation. Director Mellon N.A. Corporation, Philadelphia.

Membership

With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1947, United States Air Force, 1952-1961. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Betty Ann Forbes, October 16, 1943. Children: Susan Stevens, Kevin Forbes, Kathleen Hess, Marcus Forbes.

father:
Keiner Sawyer Probst

mother:
Ruth (Graham) Probst

spouse:
Betty Ann Forbes

children:
Susan Stevens Probst

Kevin Forbes Probst

Kathleen Hess Probst

Marcus Forbes Probst