Robert Finnigan

Robert Finnigan

Title: Small Business Owner
Finnigan Corp.
Location: Los Altos, California, United States

Robert Finnigan, Small Business Owner at Finnigan Corp., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Electronics.

Dr. Finnigan has led a successful career that has allowed him to work on his passions for electronics and the science of how things work. He has also had a drive and passion for success. Dr. Finnigan founded the Finnigan Corporation in 1967 after serving as director of Electronic Associates Inc. and as a senior research scientist of the Stanford Research Institute. He has appeared in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.

After earning a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949, Dr. Finnigan was commissioned with the rank of lieutenant and earned the rank of captain in 1954 with the U.S. Air Force. He also earned a MS from the University of Illinois that year, followed by a PhD in 1957 and the title of senior scientist of the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Dr. Finnigan worked with the laboratory until 1962, joining Stanford Research Institute that year. He was also the chairman and co-founder of the U.S. National Working Group on Pollution in the International Organization for Legal Metrology, and a member of the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the president’s council at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Finnigan is a senior member of the IEEE, and holds a seat on the boards of directors of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry and the American Electronic Association. He was also accepted into the Sigma Xi honor society and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. Dr. Finnigan has been named a 2008 Legend in Environmental Science by the American Chemical Society, a 1994 Pioneer in Analytical Instrumentation and Mass Spectrometry by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, and was inducted into the Instrumentation Hall of Fame at the Pittsburgh Conference on American Chemistry and the Analytical Chemical Society in 1999. The Robert Finnigan Professorship was established in 2002 at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science in Claremont, CA.

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