Robert W Gavalin-Another chapter of brilliance closed
The history of technology world is full of the gems that changed this world with their innovative and creative ides and thoughts. They made their work everything for them and did an unforgettable hard work to achieve their aims and goals. Their hard work made them alive even after their deaths. One of those legendary personalities especially in the era of technology is Robert “Bob” W.Galvin, an American executive, former CEO of Motorola. During his 27 years tenure in Motorola as the CEO the sales of the organization grown from $216.6 million to $6.7 million. The cash flow per share grown from 89 cent to $6.10. One his core contribution in Motorola was the implementation of six sigma quality system due to which Motorola got first Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award in 1989.
He was very much dedicated to technical and technological sector; he did a lot of work for the Illinois institute of technology for which he was awarded with many honors. He was awarded with Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1990 by IIT and later in 1996 he received Henry Heald Award.
One of the major achievements of Galvin was his induction in Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1991.
He was a unique leader leading from the front and did a remarkable job in promoting quality, excellence in technology, he helped a lot in the cooperation of government sector with the private sector for the betterment of their people and country to make a revolution in technical world and for that he was awarded with IEEE Founder’s medal in 2000. He unselfishly gave his Nation the benefit of his knowledge, experience and creative wisdom while leading his company in its great contribution to the computing and telecommunications transformation of society and in2005 he was rightly awarded the Vannevar Bush Award for these unforgettable and remarkable efforts.
His death has undoubtedly closed another chapter of greatness and inspiration in IT world. His long lasting efforts have changed the face of technology in telecommunication and other technological developments.
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