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William Julius Weisz, American electronics company executive. Recipient award of merit, National Electronics Conference, 1970, Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge award, 1974, Leadership award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation, 1976.


Weisz, William Julius was born on January 8, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948. Doctor of Business Administration(honorary), St. Ambrose College, 1976.


With, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1948-1990;executive vice president, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1969-1970;president, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1970-1980;chief operating officer, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1972-1986;vice chairman, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1980-1993;chief Executive officer, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1986-1987;officer of board, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1988-1989;retired, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1990;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1993-1997. President Motorola Communications International, 1966-1969. Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc., 1966-1969.

Director (Motorola Israel.), Harris Bankcorp Harris Trust and Savings Bank. Member Executive Committee land mobile advising committee to Federal Communication Commission.


Pack committee chairman Boy Scouts American, Evanston, Illinois, 1960—1962. Trustee Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975—1985, from 1991. Active Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, 1988—1992.

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (past national chairman vehicular communications group, Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition award 1997). Member: Electronic Industries Association (past chairman, board governors, past chairman industrial electrical division, medal of honor 1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club (board directors Chicago), Business Roundtable, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.


Married Barbara Becker Weisz, December 25, 1947. Children: George, Terri, David.

Barbara Becker Weisz

George Weisz

Terri Weisz

David Weisz