Title: Aerospace Engineer (Retired)
Company: GMAC ResCap, Inc.
Location: Granada Hills, California, United States
A. Harrison Sarrafian, Retired Aerospace Engineer at GMAC ResCap, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aerospace engineering.
Mr. Sarrafian has always been interested in both astronomy and engineering, culminating in his eventual fascination with aerospace engineering. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he served Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA, as an engineer from 1963 to 1967, later on becoming a member of the technical staff of ITT Aerospace Company in San Fernando, CA, from 1967 to 1970. From 1971 to 1972, he served ITT Gilfillan Company as a consultant in optical engineering, and from 1972 to 1974, he was a senior engineer at Aerojet-General Corporation in El Monte, CA. Acting in the same capacity for Organon Diagnostics from 1974 to 1976, he was a consultant for the Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, CA, from 1977 to 1980. For the following decade, he served the Aerospace Corporation as a member of the technical staff, having subsequently served various other companies as a software developer and consultant from 1995 to 1998. Concluding his career in 2002, his final position was a software developer with GMAC ResCap, Inc. (formerly known as GMAC-RFC).
Mr. Sarrafian holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Methodist University and Master of Divinity from the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He also completed undergraduate coursework at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and postgraduate coursework at San Jose State University. To remain abreast of developments in the industry, he maintained affiliation with the Aerospace Employees Association (AEA) Video Club and the AEA Audiophile Club, serving as president of both clubs in the 1980s. He has also been a member of Kappa Tau Epsilon and the Grace Community Church.
Among the notable highlights of his career, Mr. Sarrafian notes that having his name engraved on the Wall of Honor at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, was the crowning achievement of his career. A native of Beirut, Lebanon, he was born on October 5, 1938, to parents George and Katherine Sarrafian. He immigrated to the United States in 1939.
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