Oscar Perry Kusisto, American electronics executive. Achievements include first to in stereo 8 and quadrophonic 8 industries. Recipient Commendation award for contribution to radar development, United States Navy, 1944. Member of American Radio Relay League, Society Automotive Engineers, Circumnavigators Club, Recess Club.
Kusisto, Oscar Perry was born on September 12, 1915 in Calumet, Michigan, United States. Son of Samuel E. and Sanna (Hakala) K. Student Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1933, University of Michigan, 1935-1940, Lawrence Technology College, 1941, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942.
Degree, Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1933. Degree, University Michigan, 1940. Degree, Lawrence Technology College, 1941.
Degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942.
Radar development engineer, field engineering supervisor Raytheon Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1942—1947. Sales engineer Motorola Automotive Products Inc., Detroit, 1947—1955, sales manager, 1955—1960, vice president, general manager, 1960—1966, president, since 1966. Vice president, general manager Automotive division Motorola Inc.
Chairman Motorola Automotive Ltd., England. Chairman emeritus Industry Training Authority. Vice chairman Autovox Italy.
Board director Motorola Inc., Motorola Canada Ltd., Alps-Motorola, Japan. Consultant automotive and electronics industries, various international companies. Special consultant Motorola.
Consultant Corporation Research and Intellectual Properties Center. With United States Naval Reserve, 1932-1936.
Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Radio Relay League. Clubs: Recess, Circumnavigators. Pioneer in stereo 8 and quadrophonic 8 industries.
Married Dorothy Elizabeth Allison, January 1, 1941. Children: Susan Elizabeth, Thomas Perry.