Distinguished Engineer Citations
Walter D. Warren
Electrical Engineering – 1959
At Time of Nomination in 1983
Walter D. "Dub" Warren grew up in Meadow, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He received his bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech in 1959 and his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University in 1961.
After he graduated from Tech, Mr. Warren accepted employment with Bell Telephone Laboratories of Holmdel, New Jersey, where he was assigned as a member of the technical staff involved in the application of new technology to data communication networks and in the development of modems. In 1962, Mr. Warren joined Texas Instruments, Incorporated, Houston, Texas. While at Texas Instruments he advanced from project engineer to program manager to manager of new products development and was responsible for the design, development and manufacture of data acquisition products and data processing systems. Mr. Warren joined Digital Resources. Inc., Houston, Texas, in 1968 as vice president of operations; then, in 1970, he became vice president and general manager of the Industrial Systems Division of F & M Systems Company in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Warren rejoined Texas Instruments in 1973 as manager, consumer products business development and was responsible for developing new markets for noncalculator consumer products. One of the products involved in this effort was the Texas Instruments digital watch line. In 1977, Mr. Warren moved to Datapoint Corporation, San Antonio, Texas as vice president and group executive, computer systems group, with responsibility for world–wide marketing strategy and product planning, product development and manufacturing.
In 1982, Mr. Warren moved to Electronic Memories and Magnetics (EMM) Corporation, Encino, California, where he is presently president and chief executive officer. EMM is a diversified manufacturer of military computers and memories, d.c. motors, magnets, ferrites, and castings. Manufacturing operations are located in four states, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Mr. Warren is a member of the American Electronics Association and is presently on the Los Angeles County Executive Board. He has been an avid supporter of Texas Tech University as a member of the Electrical Engineering Association and as chairman and member of the Electrical Engineering Advisory Board. He has also served on the St. Mary’s University Engineering Advisory Board.
In addition to his many professional activities and responsibilities, Mr. Warren has been active in civic affairs. He has served on the U.S. Commerce Department Industrial Committee on Technology and Innovation, the San Antonio Mayor’s Council and Engineering Education Committee, and as chairman of the Minority Education Committee, United San Antonio.
Mr. Warren is married to the former Ann Barron, They have three children–two daughters, Carol and Sharla, both married, and a son, David, who is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Warren and his wife have both been active in working with young people and have had some young people with problems to live with them. Mr. and Mrs. Warren are members of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.
Texas Tech University is honored to bestow upon Mr. Walter D. Warren the title of DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.