- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2004
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Mr. Samuel Altschuler was founder and former Chairman and President (1970-1998) of Altron Inc. of Boston, MA, a leading contract manufacturer of interconnect products used in advanced electronic equipment. In 1998, Altron agreed to a merger with Sanmina, a West Coast based electronic manufacturing company, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary. Following the merger, Mr. Altschuler became an Executive Vice President of Sanmina and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Altschuler is also formerly a Director of Massbank Corp., a bank holding company. He served on the Advisory Board of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering from 1993-1995 and previously received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (1992). With his brother, Stephen, Mr. Altschuler established the Altschuler Family Scholarship in Engineering in 1993.