Larry Porn

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Title: Technology Consultant

Location: Flushing, Michigan, United States

Larry Porn, a Technology Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.

As a young boy, Mr. Porn was constantly trying to figure out what made things work. He began learning algebra around age 12, and discovered engineering when looking into related careers. Mr. Porn proceeded to intern at Instrument Cluster Development and Cruise Control Systems between 1960 and 1961 and to earn a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at Michigan State University in 1962. That year, he became a permanent hire at Advanced Electronics Engineering Developing Military Electronics and Analog Hybrid Computer Simulations and he was off. He progressed rapidly to positions like test development supervisor, product designer of Control Systems Engineering, and head of instrument cluster design engineering at General Motors, member of components divisions development at the GM Tech Center, and department head of the Advanced Engineering Electronics Department. To further his professional standing, he obtained a Master of Science in engineering from the University of Michigan.

One of the highlights of Mr. Porn’s journey was helping to design a universal cluster controller for use with highly multiplexed vacuum florescent displays. This was also used to control the first all-electronic odometer in General Motors’ 1984 Buick Summerset Regal. Some of Mr. Porn’s other accomplishments include developing advanced testing methods with computer control and analysis for both digital and analog computers, building a computer-controlled dynamometer facility for testing the durability and performance of the catalytic converter and other emission control devices, designing numerous electronics circuits for various projects, and designing and building six RC 5 channel digital systems for members of the Flint Aero Radio Club. Additionally, he holds several patents that were developed while he was employed by General Motors, and he chaired a fundraiser for a new church organ and raised more than $400,000. He attributes his success to working in a field that gave him the opportunity to be creative and to work with individuals who had many of the same goals.

Since retiring in 1996, Mr. Porn has worked with St. Robert’s Church to implement and maintain their record-keeping computer systems, and with Genesee Free-Net to help others get online and maintain their records. Mr. Porn also served as secretary of Lions Club, maintaining websites for both the district and club. In his free time, he enjoys singing in church choir and at weddings and funerals, watching college football and basketball, and doing yard work.

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