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Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice

electronics executive

Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice, American electronics executive. Recipient Bicentennial medal Boston College, 1976; Fulbright scholar, 1953-1956.


Vanderslice, Thomas Aquinas was born on January 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph R. and Mae (Daly) Vanderslice.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Philosophy, Boston College, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry and Physics, Catholic University America, 1956.


With General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, from 1956, general manager electronic components business division, 1970-1972, vice president, 1970, group executive special systems and products group, 1972-1977, senior vice president, sector executive Power System Sector, 1977-1979, executive vice president, sector executive Power System Sector, 1979-1984. President, chief operating officer, director General Telephone & electronics corporation, Stamford, 1979-1983. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Computer, Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1984-1989, M/A COM, Inc., Lowell, 1989-1995.

Board directors Texaco, Inc.


  • Patentee low pressure gas measurements and analysis, gas surface interactions and electrical discharges. Co-author: Ultra High Vacuum and Its Applications, 1963. Reviser: Scientific Foundations of Vacuum Technique, 1960.

    Contributor to professional journals.


Trustee Boston College, past chairman, past trustee Communications Economic Development. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Vacuum Society, American Chemical Society, American Institute Physics, Royal Poinciana Golf Club (Naples, Florida), Oyster Harbors Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma.


Married Margaret Hurley, June 9, 1956. Children: Thomas Aquinas, Paul Thomas Aquinas, John Thomas Aquinas, Peter Thomas Aquinas.