Jack Nellist, AScT

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Jack Nellist, AScT

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Electronics Engineering
  • Position: Retired
  • Post Secondary: Economics - Michigan State University
  • High School: Kitsilano High

Career Experience

November 1948 to 1954 - Draftsman
1954 to 1959- Engineering Technician. Line up & acceptance.
1959 to 1966 – Toll facility planning.
1966 to1970 - Engineering Supervisor Coastal Division.
1970 to 1977 – Fundamental Toll Planning Engineer
1977 to 1984 – General Transmission Engineering Manager.
1984 to 1986 – Fiber Optic Systems Consultant.
Fluor Corporation Irvine California.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • As a kid growing up during WWII, I was fascinated with aircraft. I began designing & building gas powered model aircraft at age 11. I completed an aeronautical drafting course from Curtiss Wright Technical Institute at age 15. In 1943 at age 16, I started work at Boeing Aircraft on Sea Island.

Career Highlights

  • 1979-Field Trial Coordinator for BC Tel’s First Operating Fiber Optic System.
  • 1979-Presented one of the first papers on an operating fiber optic system at an IEEE conference.
  • 1980-Trip to Saudi Arabia to sell “Sand” to the Arabs.
  • 1983-Trip to Irvine to assist Fluor Corp. in obtaining the contract to build the Sprint nrtwork.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Life Member IEEE
    Life Member ASTTBC
    ASTTBC Outstanding Technical Achiement Award 1980
    ASTTBC Advanced Technology Award 1997.
    Member of the PDQ Flyers Club.
    Member of the Oceanside Cyclists Club.