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John Francis Mitchell

American electronics engineer

Died when: 81 years 159 days (977 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


John Francis Mitchell

John Francis Mitchell (January 1, 1928 – June 9, 2009) was an American electronics engineer and president and chief operating officer of Motorola.Mitchell led the pioneering development and implementation of Motorola's mobile phone technology producing the first portable transistorized pager and cell phone.

He was the driving force behind building quality into engineering, and the establishment of the Motorola University and Six Sigma Institute; and launched the global Iridium satellite constellation.

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