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Dr. Tietjen has served as Staff Vice President at RCA Laboratories since 1977 and has 20 years of service with RCA. A native of New York City, Dr. Tietjen received his B.S. degree, cum laude, in Chemistry from Iona College in 1956. He was awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry in 1958 and 1963 from the Pennsylvania State University.
The author of more than 30 published articles primarily related to materials and components research, he has received RCA's highest technical honor, the David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, in 1967 and 1970. He was also awarded RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Awards in 1965 and 1969.
- RCA 1983 Company Biography
Dr. James J. Tietjen, who became President and Chief Operating Officer of RCA American Communications, Inc. in 1983, has been appointed Vice President, RCA Laboratories by Roy H. Pollack, Executive Vice President, Electronic Products and Technology. He will be responsible for all the research activities of RCA Laboratories, and will report to Mr. Pollack.
Dr. Tietjen is widely known for his work in materials and components research. A native of New York City, he received his BS, cum laude, in Chemistry from Iona College in 1956. He was awarded his MS and PhD degrees in Physical Chemistry in 1958 and 1963 from Pennsylvania State University.
After joining RCA Laboratories in 1963, Dr. Tietjen worked primarily on preparation of a broad range of semiconductors by chemical vapor transport reactions. This work led to the development of a series of new and improved electronic devices. He has published more than 30 technical papers in the area of materials and component research.
He was appointed a Research Group Head in 1969, and was named Director of the Materials Research Laboratory in 1970, In 1977 he was appointed Staff Vice President, Materials and Components Research, the position he held until being named President and Chief Operating Officer of RCA American Communications, Inc. in 1983. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1984.
Dr. Tietjen was twice a recipient of RCA's highest technical honor, the David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, in 1967 and 1970. He was also awarded RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Awards in 1965 and 1969. In June of this year he was a recipient of the Pennsylvania State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, the university's highest honor.
- RCA 1985 Company Announcement
After the breakup of RCA in 1986, James Tietjen became President and Chief Operating Officer of the David Sarnoff Research Center and Stanford Research Institute. He later became Dean of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.
In the 2000-2001 academic year, the Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin, Under Secretary of the Navy, will replace the school's retiring dean, Dr. James Tietjen, who plans to continue a close relationship with Stevens after his retirement. Before joining Stevens, Tietjen was President and CEO of Stanford Research Institute International in Palo Alto, Calif., and President and COO of the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J.
- Stevens Institute of Technology May 2, 2000 News Release
ATLANTA, GA. - November 30, 2000 - SynQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNQ) today announced Dr. James J. Tietjen, dean emeritus of Stevens Institute of Technology and former president and CEO of SRI International, has joined the SynQuest board of directors. As a board member, Dr. Tietjen will provide extensive technical expertise as SynQuest continues to make advancements with its web-enabled supply chain solutions for enterprise and trading communities.
At Stevens Institute, Dr. Tietjen has held positions of head of the management and engineering departments and most recently was Dean and Dean Emeritus of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. At SRI, he led an organization of 3,000 professionals in major technical developments in diverse fields, including advanced cancer drugs and unique communications systems. Prior to SRI, Dr. Tietjen held executive positions with David Sarnoff Research Center and RCA Laboratories. Tietjen holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Iona College, and a M.S. and a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from Penn State University.
"The extensive technology and operational experience that James brings will offer a broad spectrum of knowledge to our board of directors," said Joseph Trino, chairman and chief executive officer at SynQuest. "As an author, a scientist and businessman, Dr. Tietjen's expertise will provide SynQuest with additional leadership in delivering solutions for traditional and web-enabled supply chains."
Dr. Tietjen stated, "SynQuest is a leader in the e-business supply chain management market, and I am extremely proud to have this opportunity to foster the company's continued success and growth."
Tietjen joins other recent addition to the SynQuest board of directors - Edward W. Scott, Jr., founder of BEA Systems Inc., and Peter J. Tarrant, vice president, e-business marketing at IBM. Scott joined the SynQuest board of directors in February and Tarrant joined in October of this year.
- 2000 SynQuest Press Release
See James Tietjen on slide 447 from Memories of VideoDisc.
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