Robert Gail Johanson, PhD

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Title: Acting Quality Manager, Senior Applications Engineer
Company: Indicate Technologies Incorporated
Location: Santa Clara, California, United States

Robert Johanson, Acting Quality Manager and Senior Applications Engineer at Indicate Technologies Incorporated, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of engineering and industrial administration.

As a young man, Dr. Johanson enlisted in the United States Army in 1955, serving until his honorable discharge in 1957. He started his higher education at Reed College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He started as a chemist at Aerojet-General Corporation, and in 1966, he returned to his studies at the University of Vermont, where he earned a PhD in organic chemistry in 1969. Dr. Johanson completed some postdoctoral coursework at Case Western Reserve University, where he studied under his mentor, Nobel Prize winner George Olah.

In 1970, Dr. Johanson returned to the workforce, starting as a staff member at Raychem Corporation. He rose to the rank of group leader in 1972, and in 1976, he transitioned to Signetics Corporation as a senior member of the technical staff. In 1981, he worked as the manager of disk operations at Datapoint Corporation, and in 1984, he started as the manager of the applications laboratory at Circuits Processing Apparatus, Inc. Dr. Johanson worked as the manager of process engineering at Akashic Memories Corporation, and then as the director of manufacturing engineering at KMI Magnetics Inc.

Dr. Johanson started as a senior staff engineer at Connor Peripherals/Seagate Recording Media in 1992, and in 1998, he rose to the rank of engineering manager. Between 2002 and 2008, he worked as a consultant for several different companies, then started as acting quality manager and senior applications engineer at Indicate Technologies Incorporated, where he works to this day. Dr. Johanson is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, and the Electrochemical Society.

Dr. Johanson’s parents were Swedish immigrants. They encouraged him to pursue his higher education and become the first in his family to complete college, and gave him a chemistry set as a Christmas gift in his childhood. He has contributed various articles to professional journals, and holds multiple patents. He credits his wife Joan as a vital part of his success, as she worked to help raise his three children from a prior marriage, enabling him to pursue his career goals. As a testament to his success and experience, Dr. Johanson was included in the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the West.

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