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Mr. Bruce Eastmond

Manager of Research (Retired)
Motorola, Inc.
BSEE 1965, MSEE 1966

“The noted management consultant, Peter Drucker, observed that the source of a society’s wealth is knowledge creation. When it is applied to familiar tasks, the result is an increase in productivity. When it is applied to new tasks, the result is problem-solving innovation that creates new products and services. This was the focus of my engineering career. The knowledge that I acquired at Purdue provided a durable foundation for the process of innovation, even in technologies that did not exist at the time of my matriculation. A satisfying and rewarding career in creative problem solving awaits the Purdue engineering graduate!”

Bruce Eastmond retired from Motorola in 2003 as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and Manager of Research, where he had responsibility for the Systems Technology and Antenna Technology research laboratories.  During his career at Motorola, Mr. Eastmond was designated an associate member of the Motorola Science Advisory Board and received the Dan Noble Fellow award.  He has 38 U.S. patents and received the Motorola Distinguished Innovator and Master Innovator patent awards.   
After graduating from Purdue, he joined the Government Electronics Division of Motorola where he designed digital radar indicator subsystems for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Beginning in 1968, Mr. Eastmond conducted and directed equipment and systems research in land mobile radio, cellular, optical communication, and wireless data technologies for Motorola’s Land Mobile and Systems Divisions, and for the Corporate Research Laboratories, all located in Schaumburg, IL.  
Mr. Eastmond is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi honorary societies.  He is an IEEE Life Senior Member, and has been an Illinois Registered Professional Engineer.  He was a recipient of the 2007 GlobalSpec Great Moments in Engineering Award, which was presented to members of the Motorola team that developed the first portable hand-held telephone.