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Technology company executive

Thomas Charles Cleary, American technology company executive. Achievements include patents in the gyroscope and relay areas. Named Entrepreneur of Year in manufacturing Greater Los Angeles Area, 1997.


Cleary, Thomas Charles was born on November 15, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas Harold and Mary Margaret (Russell) Cleary.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949.


President, general manager, Whittaker Corporation, Denver, 1950-1963;director program management, Litton Industries, Woodland Hills, California, 1963-1965;assistant general manager, Teledyne Sys., Inc., 1965-1966;vice president, Chief Executive Officer, Viking Industries, Chatsworth, California, 1966-1967;vice president, Power Conversion, Inc., Long Beach, California, 1967-1968;Chairman, Board Of Directors, managing director, TRW Electronic Company Company, Taiwan., Republic of China, 1968-1969;president, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsch Relays, Inc., East Northport, New York, 1969-1989;president, Chief Executive Officer, Struthers Dunn-Hi G, Pitman, New Jersey, 1989-1991;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, G&H Technology, Inc., Camarillo, California, since 1992.


  • Achievements include patents in the gyroscope and relay areas.


Fundraiser Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, since 1989. Member chancellor's associations University of California at Los Angeles, since 1992, member Executive Committee, dean's county, school engineering, since 1992. Member board councillors University of California at Los Angeles Foundation, 1997.

Captain infantry United States.Army, 1942-1950, PTO.


Married Barbara Winnifred Johnson, December 18, 1948. Children: Thomas Robert, Margaret Mary Cleary Nurmia, Mary Ann Cleary Robitaille.

Thomas Harold Cleary

Mary Margaret (Russell) Cleary

Barbara Winnifred Johnson

Thomas Robert Cleary

Margaret Mary Cleary Nurmia Cleary

Mary Ann Cleary Robitaille Cleary