Robert "Bob" Galvin

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Quit Notre Dame & UChicago to work with dad for Motorola

1940

Served in Army Signal Corps

1942

Became President

1956

Robert Galvin, CEO

1959 - 1986

Robert Galvin, Chairman

1959 - 1990

External Events

World War II

1939 - 1945

Internal Events

R&D Program

1940

Mother's death

1942

Caused company to go public due to inheritance taxes.

Motorola IPO @ $8.50

1943

Named Director of Motorola

1945

Paul Galvin (father) dies

1959

Motorola International, S.A. Established

1959

First words from Moon on Motorola transponder

1969

Broadband Cable Network Standards

1971

Sold Television Business

1974

Coronary Observation Data Radio (patient's data transmitted to hospital)

1974

Ahwatukee Experimental Home

1980

William J. Weisz, CEO

1986

Six Sigma Quality Improvement Process

1986

Process for measuring global standards

George M.C. Fisher, CEO

1988

First U.S. National Quality Award

1988

Inventions

First Handie-Talkie SCR536 Radio

1940

First two-way radio system

1941

Car Radio Telephone

1946

Motorola's first TV

1947

First Commercial high-power translator

1955

First Pager

1956

First pay-TV system

1957

First Satellite Radio

1958

Astronaut TV (portable, cordless)

1960

Portable two-way radio

1962

New Color Tube TV

1963

First handheld mobile phone

1973

World's First Computerized Engine Control

1980

KDT 800 Portable Two-Way Data Radio and Network

1983

Motorola's First Commercial Portable Cellular Phone

1983

MC68020 Microprocessor

1984

Bravo Pager

1986

MicroTAC Personal Cellular Telephone

1989

World’s First Digital HDTV Technical Standard

1990