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computer company executive

Robert Vance Dickinson, American computer company executive. Sloan Foundation fellow Stanford (California) University School Business, 1972-1973. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Stanford Business School Alumni Association Clubs: Ladera Oaks Country, Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis.

Background

Dickinson, Robert Vance was born on November 16, 1941 in Susanville, California, United States. Son of Fred Eugene and Doris Elida (Vance) Dickinson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University California, Berkeley, 1963. Master of Science in Physics, University Washington, 1964.

Career

Director engineering Singer Company, San Leandro, California, 1964-1975. Director product management TRW Inc., Los Angeles, 1976-1978. Vice president engineering Systems Development Corporation, 1978-1980.

Vice president, general manager Burroughs Corporation, Danbury, Connecticut, 1981-1983, Zilog Inc., Campbell, California, 1983. President, chief executive officer Mouse Systems Corporation, Santa Clara, 1984-1986, Verticom Inc., Sunnyvale, 1987-1988. Vice president Japanese operations Western Digital Corporation, Tokyo, since 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Inventor in field.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Stanford Business School Alumni Association Clubs: Ladera Oaks Country, Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, skiing, reading, wine.

Connections

Married Janet Lucy Mayfield, July 17, 1965 (divorced April 1975). Married Sylvia Olivia Avenente, May 17, 1975. 1 child Lauren Elissa.

father:
Fred Eugene Dickinson

mother:
Doris Elida (Vance) Dickinson

spouse:
Janet Lucy Mayfield

spouse:
Sylvia Olivia Avenente

child:
Lauren Elissa Dickinson