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Electronics company executive

James Alfred Ross, American electronics company executive. Achievements include invention of shielded transformer. Member of California Professional Metrology Association (chairman 1969-1971).

Background

Ross, James Alfred was born on August 3, 1927 in Rupert, Idaho, United States. Son of Alfred James Ross and Nelle Almira (Brown) Ross MacInnes.

Education

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1952. Master of Electrical Engineering, 1953.

Career

Electronic engineer Electronic Specialty Company, Glendale, California, 1953—1954. Development engineer Institute Development & Manufacturing, Pasadena, 1955—1956. Equipment division manager Computer Engineering Associates, 1957—1962.

President Berkleonics, Inc., San Luis Obispo, California, 1963—1982, McLean Electronics, San Luis Obispo, since 1973. Director Quinns Health Center, Los Angeles, Air-Vol Block, Inc., San Luis Obispo. Founder, chairman Airport Area Property Owner's Association, San Luis Obispo, 1977, Foundation Responsible Environmental Economic Development, San Luis Obispo, 1981.

Board directors Citizens for Adequate Energy, 1983. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1948.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of shielded transformer.

Membership

Member of California Professional Metrology Association (chairman 1969-1971).

Connections

Married Viola Beatrice Herriman, August 3, 1948 (divorced 1975). Children: Jack Allen, Don Andrew, Janet Lynn. Married Katherine Ann Miller, September 9, 1982.

father:
Alfred James Ross MacInnes

mother:
Nelle Almira (Brown) Ross MacInnes

spouse:
Viola Beatrice Herriman

spouse:
Katherine Ann Miller

child:
Jack Allen Ross

child:
Don Andrew Ross

child:
Janet Lynn Ross