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Gilbert L. Scott

Gilbert L. Scott PhotoGilbert L. Scott
TitleValidation Engineer, Roche Diagnostics (Retired)
ExpertiseEngineering (reliability and test)
Current OrganizationRoche Diagnostics
Type of OrganizationResearch and development
Major ProductDevelopment of blood glucose meters
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S., Economics, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1952
BornFebruary 21, 1930, Jacksonville, Florida
Honors & AwardsAmerican Biographical Institute: Man of the Year 2003; International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England: Lifetime Achievement Award and DaVinci Diamond for Outstanding Contribution to Reliability Engineering
Hobbies & SportsBallroom dancing, boating, swimming, theatre
Career AccomplishmentsAs a Reliability Engineer he developed field failure rate prediction methods for manufacturing and environmental related field failures; He introduced to Roche Diagnostics techniques for measuring the impact of manufacturing and environment on field failure rates; He also introduced analytical techniques for measuring life test results
Work HistoryHe joined RCA in June 1952 as a Quality Control Engineer; He was drafted into the Army in July 1952 where he functioned as a Radio Operator; In June 1954 he was discharged and resumed his career with RCA in the Electron Tube Division; He worked until 1958 as a QC Engineer in the parts preparation area of an electron tube plant when he transferred into the Manufacturing Engineering Department; The Indiana tube plant was merged with a New Jersey tube plant in 1962; He participated in the successful transfer of the filament coating and winding operations to the New Jersey facility; He was transferred from the parts preparation area to the finishing area in 1966; In his capacity as a Finishing Engineer, he developed the technique of square wave analysis of high screen current rejects in electron tubes; He was transferred in 1977 to the Consumer Electronics Division's corporate office in Indianapolis; He worked as a Reliability Engineer on TV sets until 1998, where he improved printed circuit board layouts for reliability and manufacturing; He also participated on a wave solder improvement task force; He left RCA in 1998 to work for Roche Diagnostics as a Reliability and Validation Engineer in design quality for blood glucose meters; He retired from Roche in Feb. 2003
ChildrenDawn Truax, Marc Scott (deceased), Gary Scott, Keith Scott, Richard Scott; Grandchildren: Kyle, Brittany, Jake, Audrey; Great-grandchildren: Brielle Walton, Jacqueline Truax
SpouseDonna L. Scott
MarriedFebruary 21, 1962
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