Company: Varian Associate
Location: Los Altos, California, United States
Larry Hansen, President at Varian Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of business.
While serving in the Air force from 195 to 1954, Mr. Hansen discovered his love for electronics. He attended electronic school and radar school during his time in the Air Force, which proved to be highly valuable pursuits. Following his four years in the Air Force, Mr. Hansen went to Europe for three years. This turned out to be a turning point in his life as he realized he wanted to enter engineering and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Utah State University in 1958. Mr. Hansen then took his talents to Varian Associates and has enjoyed decades of success with the company.
From 1964 to 1970, Mr. Hansen served as a plant manager for the Eimac Division of Varian Associates in Salt Lake City. Since 1975, Mr. Hansen has held positions as president, vice president and corporate executive of the industrial equipment group within the Eimac Division of Varian Associates in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to his affiliation with Varian Associates, Mr. Hansen has taken his talents to other organizations. He served the US Department of Commerce in 1975, holding the position of chairman of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment’s advisory committee. Mr. Hansen has also been on the board of directors for eight companies, five public and three private, and the director of the Semiconductor Equipment and Material Institute in 1975.
Mr. Hansen spent time working with Litton Industries and considers this time to be a career highlight. A key project he undertook with the organization involved developing a microwave oven. Mr. Hansen had only been with the company for two years when he was chosen to work on the project. The project was successful and Mr. Hansen gained notoriety for having created the first microwave that truly works. In recognition of his success, Mr. Hansen has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in the 44th and 45th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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