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John Alan Karsten

electronics company executive

John Alan Karsten, American electronics company executive. License private pilot multi-engine ratings. Member of Airplane Owners & Pilots Association, Aerostar Owners Association (director, president).

Background

Karsten, John Alan was born on March 23, 1932 in Oak Forest, Illinois, United States. Son of Ernst William and Marie (Hueneke) Karsten.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954. Postgrad, University Southern California, 1958—1962.

Career

Senior design engineer Burroughs Corporation, Pasadena, California, 1957—1962. Program manager Consolidated Systems Corporation, Pomona, 1962—1967. Co-founder, director, vice president administration MSI Data Corporation, Costa Mesa, 1967—1973.

President Karsten-Kastle Industries, Anaheim, 1973—1975. Co-founder, director, executive vice president, chief finance officer Wespercorp, Tustin, 1975—1983, director. Director, president Hughes Electrical Management Systems, City Industry, since 1984.

Director MSI Data Corporation, Solheim Lutheran Home, Los Angeles. Served United States Navy, 1954-1957.

Achievements

  • License private pilot multi-engine ratings.

Membership

Member of Airplane Owners & Pilots Association, Aerostar Owners Association (director, president).

Connections

Married Patricia Holley Karsten, August 1, 1954. Children: Steven, Holley.

father:
Ernst William Karsten

mother:
Marie (Hueneke) Karsten

spouse:
Patricia Holley Karsten

children:
Steven Karsten

Holley Karsten