Millennium Magazine_6th Ed

335 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine TECHNOLOGY W ith an interest in radio and electronics that developed during his grade school years, John Henry Strathman experimented and built radio equipment from an early age and was especially proud to be an active amateur radio operator. His father’s radio school manuals from his days as a U.S. Navy radio operator during World War I were instrumental in developing Mr. Strathman’s interest in pursuing this early age hobby. In 1955, Mr. Strathman received a BSEE from the University of Illinois. After graduation, he served as a line officer in the U.S. Navy for two years advancing to the rank of lieutenant junior grade. In 1957, Mr. Strathman commenced his career with Hewlett Packard (HP) as a research and development engineer in Palo Alto, California while simultaneously attending Stanford University where he achieved an MSEE in 1959. Notably, he remained with HP for the remainder of his career. In 1964, Mr. Strathman relocated to the newly formed Colorado Springs Division where he became a section manager in the research and development laboratory. In 1972, he formed and managed the Colorado Springs Technology Center, continuing as the general manager of the organization which later become a part of the Integrated Circuit Division of HP. He continued in this position until 1992 when for the last five years of his career, Mr. Strathman served as the quality manager of the Colorado Springs Division and coordinating quality manager for the Electronic Instrument Group of HP until his 1997 retiement. A patentee in his field, Mr. Strathman cites forming and operating the technology center of HP as a career highlight. In an organization of approximately 250 engineers, technicians and operators, he contributed to the design and manufacture of microelectronic circuits used in instruments developed by the Colorado Springs Division and the HP Company. Today, Mr. Strathman is a member of the IEEE, International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics and the American Society of Quality Control. He was previously involved with the engineering dean’s advisory board at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. JOHN HENRY STRATHMAN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (RETIRED) Hewlett Packard Colorado Springs, CO