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Dr. Charles R. Boyd, Jr. 

Charles R. Boyd, Jr. (S’52–M’58–SM’65–F’85–LF’96) received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), Pittsburgh, PA, in 1953, and the M.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1962 and 1964, respectively. From 1953 to 1967, he was involved in various capacities, including product development and management. He was with Westinghouse Electric, Baltimore, MD, General Electric, Utica, NY, and General Electric, Syracuse, NY, and the Rantec Corporation (formerly a subsidiary of Emerson Electric), Calabasas, CA. From 1967 to 1970, he was a member of the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1969, he founded Microwave Applications Group, Santa Maria, CA, and served as its President and Chairman for over 30 years. In January 2005, he stepped down as President, retaining his position as Director and Chairman. He has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers, mainly involving analytical and experimental configurations of ferrite control elements.  Dr. Boyd was the recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) 1982 Microwave Application Award. Dr. Boyd is an accomplished musician.  He played the French Horn for the Santa Maria Symphony for a number of years.  After the organization changed its name to the Central Coast Symphony and ultimately disbanded, he formed the present Santa Maria Philharmonic in 2000, served as its President until he moved from the area, and contributed significantly to its funding.  Since his return, he has been a staunch supporter of the organization and a regular presence at Philharmonic concerts.