Roland D. Pampel
Year Inducted: 2003
Degree: (B.S. Electrical Engineering '56)
Bio: Mr. Pampel retired in 1997 as President, CEO and Director of Microcom, Inc. He remained on the Board of Directors until Microcom was acquired by Compaq. He previously was President and CEO of Nicolet Instrument Corporation; President, CEO and Director of Bull HN Information Systems Inc.; Chairman of Zenith Data Systems Corporation; President and COO of Apollo Computer Inc.; Vice President, Research & Development of Prime Computer, Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Computer System Marketing with AT&T. His 37-year career in the information systems industry began when he joined IBM in 1960, working on SAGE, the first computer used in a comprehensive defense radar detection system. Mr. Pampel is a member of the University of Connecticut Founders Society and the Engineering Dean's Advisory Board. He and his wife support the Roland and Carol Pampel Endowment Scholarship Fund for outstanding undergraduate engineering students. In 1991, Mr. Pampel was presented the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.