Mary Ann retired from NG in 2013 with 33 years of service. She joined TRW in 1981 after working three years at TASC. Mary Ann received an M.A. from University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Teaching from University of Chicago and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (all in mathematics.) She worked the majority of NG’s space programs in all phases of development. Her assignments ranged across many disciplines: systems engineering, control systems, and hardware development. These included Director positions in program, functional and technology development. Mary Ann is a current TRA President and was appointed Secretary to replace Jay Seidman.
Al spent 30 years in the aerospace field, initially with Convair. There, he was Chief of Stress and head of the Structural Methods group working on the development of the Atlas and Centaur boosters. Al joined TRW in 1966 at Norton Air Force Base, working on the MX ICBM development. He transferred to Space Park in 1974. He retired in 1988 as a Project Manager in the System Engineering and Integration Division. He is currently the TRA Vice President.
Michael retired from Aerospace Systems in 2014 after almost 30 years with TRW/Northrop Grumman. He started in the Controls Engineering Department in Building 82. He took a stint at a small start up in Washington state to commercialize laser communications. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University and an M.S and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He is currently the TRA Secretary and editor of the No Name Gazette.
Charles retired from NG in 2012 after 35+ years at TRW/NG. He joined the TRW ATD Engineering Sciences Laboratory after a short Air Force tour. Charles received a B.S. degree from Case Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University. He supported a number of diverse programs primarily in laser-related areas. His final assignment was as a Technical Fellow and the Chief Scientist on the ABL Program. Charles is currently serving as the TRA Treasurer.
Reggie retired as a Director in 2014 after 32 years at TRW/NG in various leadership roles in System Engineering. He was the Chief Engineer for Protected SatCom, and retired as the System Engineering lead for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Reggie received his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, M.S. degrees from UCLA and Stanford University. Since retiring, Reggie has been a volunteer for the TRA, a local homeowners association, Cal State LA Senior Engineering Project class, local city projects (including serving on our city Technology Task Force), local politics, helping with JWST tours, and trying to learn golf.
Retired in 1998 (kind of); but worked as editor/coordinator on proposals for 10 more years. Chairman of Activities committee for TRA helping to make the Holiday party, Spring Fling, and Summer Reunion enjoyable gatherings for our retirees. We also offer some day trips for TRA members. Helped form the fund raising arm of 1736 House. Was 1 of 5 winners for Woman of the Year award. Active in garden club, square dancing, traveling, hiking, plays.
Carol has been a TRA member since retiring 19 years ago, after 28 years at Aerojet ElectroSystems (DSP sensors), Northrop Electronics (CCD arrays) and TRW (FleetSatCom, TDRSS, M4/R5). She held various technical and management positions in hardware development and systems engineering & test, including those of Director and Program Manager. Carol has a B.S. in mathematics/physics and a MSEE in solid state electronics and communications; she was a member of IEEE, Tau Beta Pi (President), IAE (Fellow) and SWE (President and still active). Carol serves on the board of the Peninsula Symphony Association. She is currently a Director-at-Large for TRA.