San-tron Announces Retirement of CTO Mr. Sherman “Red” Somerset
San-tron, Inc.announces the retirement of Sherman J. “Red” Somerset after 65 years of employment and several industry achievements. Red is stepping down as Chief Technology Officer and past Director of Engineering at San-tron.
Red attended Northeastern University just after WWII majoring in Mechanical Engineering and started his career designing aircraft instrumentation for General Electric in 1947. Before beginning his career at San-tron, he held positions as VP of Engineering and Sales at Gremar Manufacturing ; RF Product Manager at EG and G Electromechanical; National Sales Manager at Automatic Connector and VP Engineering and Sales at Delta Electronics.
The contributions of Mr. Somerset are uncountable and extremely important. He received the distinguished Symposium Honor Award in 1998 and was awarded three U.S. patents: “Simplon Semirigid Cable Attachment”; “Red Line Miniature TNC”; and “Crimping of Triaxial Connectors.” He was also the chairman of ANSI/EIA from 1971-1986, resulting in publications Mil-C-39012 and Mil-A-55339, and served as technical expert for 20 years on the U.S. Committee of IEC starting in 1968.
In the words of Fred Hull, Director of Engineering at San-tron, “It was the published results of Red, and men like Red, that helped guide my development into an effective and capable engineer. I owe Red a debt of gratitude that can only be repaid by mentoring the next generation.”
An overwhelmed and extremely happy Mr. Somerset commented, “My career was fascinating and varied. My connectors were used in just about all space launches, most major U.S. aircraft, most atomic energy tests, and in most major shipboard and airport radars. What a lifetime!”
Red will spend his retirement traveling the world and enjoying visits from his son, two daughters and his grandchildren.