Teledyne Mourns the Passing of Dr. George A. Roberts
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – February 15, 2013 – Teledyne is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. George Roberts. George Roberts entered the United States Naval Academy in 1935, where he and his roommate, Henry Singleton, first met. George later attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) where he studied metallurgical science and received a D.Sc. in 1942. While friends over the years, George and Henry reunited in 1966, when our predecessor, Teledyne, Inc., founded by Henry, merged with Vasco Metals Corporation, where George had become President and Chairman of the Board.
Following the merger of Teledyne and Vasco, Henry became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and George was made President. Over the next 27 years, with George as President and later Chief Executive Officer, Teledyne grew immensely. The original operations of Teledyne, Inc. now reside in a number of public and private companies, including Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’ operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at www.teledyne.com
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