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Engineering research executive

Steven Glenn Zylstra, American engineering research executive. Named Entrepreneur of Year, Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Inc. magazine, 1993. Volunteer Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association, since 1990; president advisory council school management Arizona State University West. Member Society Automotive Engineers (associate), Arizona Small Business United (vice president, director organizer 1988-1994).

Background

Zylstra, Steven Glenn was born on March 11, 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Gerrit Glenn and Bonnie Marie (Luyk) Zylstra.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering, Western Michigan University, 1978.

Career

Design engineer, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1978-1980;design engineer, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Newport Beach, California, 1980-1981;technical manager, Bendix Guidance Systems Division, Teterboro, New Jersey, 1981-1982;director engineering, program manager, General Pneumatics Corporation, Orange, New Jersey, 1982-1984;general manager Western Research Center, General Pneumatics Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1984. Vice president, board directors Botanical Designs, Inc., 1985-1993. Founder, past chairman, past president, director Arizona Innovation Network, Scottsdale, since 1986.

Spokesman Arizona Focus on Technology, Scottsdale, 1986-1989. Member Enterprise Network Strategic Planning Task Force, Phoenix, 1988-1992, Governor's Arizona Science.and Technology Council, since 1990, United States Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council, since 1991. Mem.admission committee Arizona Technology Incubator, since 1992.

Co-chairman Arizona Environ.Tech. Indiana Cluster, since 1992. Board directors Research Park, Arizona State University, since 1992.

Membership

Volunteer Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association, since 1990. President advisory council school management Arizona State University West. Member Society Automotive Engineers (associate), Arizona Small Business United (vice president, director organizer 1988-1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, golf, hiking, gardening.

Connections

father:
Gerrit Glenn Zylstra

mother:
Bonnie Marie (Luyk) Zylstra