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electronics executive

Robert Louis Wendt was American electronics executive. Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn fellow, 1983.


Wendt, Robert Louis was born on July 10, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Gerald Louis and Elsie Paula (Lerch) Wendt.


Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University, 1940.


With Sperry Gyroscope Company, Great Neck, New York, 1940-1971. Vice president, general manager Sperry Systems Management, 1971-1975. Vice president, general manager electrical unit Sperry Defense Systems, 1975-1980.

President electronic systems operations Sperry Corporation, 1980-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee vertical and velocity reference defining system, directional reference correction system. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors, member executive committee United Way Long Island, Melville, New York, since 1982, Long Island Association, Commack, New York, since 1980. Served with United States Army, 1945-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior.

Outstanding Engineering Management award 1983), Navy League United States (life), Institute Navigation, American Society Naval Engineers, Society Harvard Engineers and Scientists.


Married Ruth Munro, May 18, 1946.

Gerald Louis Wendt

Elsie Paula (Lerch) Wendt

Ruth Munro