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diversified technology company executive

Robert Holm Sorensen, American diversified technology company executive, retired. Recipient Award of Merit, Northwestern University, 1987. With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.


Sorensen, Robert Holm was born on March 14, 1921 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Viggo Marius and Lydia Marie (Holm) Sorensen.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1947;graduate advanced management program, Harvard University, 1957;Doctor of Science (honorary), Grand View College, 1991.


Senior engineer, Engineering Research Associations, Inc., St. Paul, 1947-1951;operations manager, Sperry Rand Corporation (formerly Remington Rand Inc.), Norwalk, Connecticut, 1952-1959;with, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1959-1986;vice president optical group, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Norwalk, 1965-1966;senior vice president, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1966-1973;president, chief operating officer, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1973-1977;chief Executive officer, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1977-1984;Chairman of the Board, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1980-1985;retired, 1986.


With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu. Clubs: Silver Spring Country (Ridgefield, Connecticut).


Married Harriet Norma Kruse, February 27, 1944. Children: Anitra A., Scott E., Lyle R.

Viggo Marius Sorensen

Lydia Marie (Holm) Sorensen

Harriet Norma Kruse

Anitra A. Sorensen

Scott E. Sorensen

Lyle R. Sorensen