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Ivan Earl Speer, American aerospace company executive.


Speer, Ivan Earl was born on June 21, 1921 in Greeley, Colorado, United States. Son of Walter Warren and Golda Marie (Jewel) Speer.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Colorado, 1943.


Preliminary design engineer AiResearch Manufacturing division Garrett Corporation, Los Angeles, 1946-1948, supervisor aero-thermo engineering group, 1949-1951, management assistant Phoenix, 1952-1954, 1955-1956, assistant division manager, 1957-1961, division manager, 1962-1968. Vice president Garrett Corporation, Los Angeles, 1963-1968, director, 1967-1986, group vice president aircraft and aerospace, 1969-1980, group vice president general aviation, 1981-1983, senior vice president special projects, 1984-1986, also officer, director chairman general aviation products planning advisory board, consultant, from 1986. Executive director manufacturing Garrett International S.A., Geneva.

Manager Garrett GmbH, Raunheim, Federal Republic Germany. Director Garrett Aerospace Ltd., Australia, Garrett Singapore Ltd., Singapore.


Member advisory council College Business Administration Arizona State University, 1966-1969. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1946, PTO. Member General Aviation Manufacturers Association (board directors since 1970, chairman 1975, founding member, chairman technical policy committee, Distinguished Service award 1975), Society Manufacturing Engineers (Distinguished Engineering Achievements award 1980), American Management Association.


Married Muriel Marie Harper, August 24, 1943. Children– Preston Scott, Tracy Wendell.

Walter Warren Speer

Golda Marie (Jewel) Speer

Muriel Marie Harper

Preston Scott Speer

Tracy Wendell Speer