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Quality assurance engineer

William James Apolo Kinney, American quality assurance engineer. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984.


Kinney, William James Apolo was born on June 28, 1948 in Honolulu. Son of James Everett Apolo and Frances (Kornesczuk) Kinney.


Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, AS in Quality Technology, Allan Hancock College, 1982. Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University Laverne, 1986. Graduate, United States Air Force, 1986.


Quality assurance specialist, Air Force Plant Republican Office Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California, 1972-1977;manager quality assurance, Western Space and Missile Center, Vanderberg Air Force Base, California, 1977-1985;coordinator quality circles, Western Space and Missile Center, Vanderberg Air Force Base, California, 1982-1985;chief plans and requirements division, Western Space and Missile Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1985-1986;representative Department Defense for F-16 Multinat. Fighter Program, Fabrique Nationale, Liege, Belgium, since 1986.


Trustee Church Nazarene, Santa Maria, California, 1982-1984. Volunteer Combined Federal Campaign, 1973-1983. Served as staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1966-1972, Vietnam.

Member American Society Quality Control (certified, chairman of the section 0601 1982-1983), Society.Logistics Engineers, Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mineralogy, stamp collecting, motorcycles, surfing.


Married Martha Lynn Spring, April 28, 1973. Children: Louis Andrew Larson, Nathan William Apolo, Rachel Lynn Annual.

James Everett Apolo Kinney

Frances (Kornesczuk) Kinney

Martha Lynn Spring

Louis Andrew Larson Kinney

Nathan William Apolo Kinney

Rachel Lynn Annual Kinney