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Bill Polits

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John Kobbe, 1953

William (Bill) Polits (September 4, 1927 — May 2, 2005) graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He started at Tektronix as a summer employee in 1950 while still a student, and took a full time job in 1951.

In 1959 he was named Engineering Manager for the Instruments Division and in 1966 became Vice President of Engineering. In 1971 he was named Vice President of Manufacturing.

Polits retired in 1984.

Products and Inventions

see Tek Stories: Oscilloscope Patents
and Doug Ford, The Secret World of Oscilloscope Probes




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