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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #175 on: July 16, 2018, 00:53:22 »
I'm the head bean counter for a nursing home chain. Nothing exciting to share but it affords me to play with my 280 and a few other toys.
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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #176 on: July 24, 2018, 14:17:14 »
NO never Japan, car was confiscated by Japanese government and sold at auction, so I assume Yakuza car.  But I have met many "Facilitators" in many states and it was amazing some of them had cousins, son in laws etc that owned cigarette machine companies, fire protections companies, promotions or valet companies that they strongly advised we use...for our own good of course. ;)
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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #177 on: August 05, 2018, 21:25:25 »
I have a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Darmstadt, Germany university. I used to work for the company who manufactured the power steering pump for the W113, actually for most Mercedes cars since they used p/s in 1962. Transferred to the U.S. in 1988. Brought my 280SL with me. Retired from the industry since 2014. Working with 2 partners selling/buying/brokering vintage and collector cars and motorcycles.
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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #178 on: August 05, 2018, 22:25:33 »
As for me, I'm a chemist working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.  I started out in polymer chemistry and worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 17 years developing textiles, films, adhesives, and other raw materials for use in consumer products.  About 15 years ago I joined the CDC to work with mosquito control programs focused on malaria prevention, especially those using insecticide-treated bednets.  It makes for a nice balance of lab science and international travel. 

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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #179 on: July 22, 2020, 12:39:09 »
Nearly 2 years again since the last post in this fine thread (if you joined us since August 2018 have a read then add your own story). :)

Time for another Bump ...


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Re: What's your profession?
« Reply #180 on: July 22, 2020, 16:09:12 »
Thanks for the bump, Dieter - I didn't even know this topic existed.
I got my degree in physics from UCLA (but today I couldn't derive Maxwell's or Schroedinger's Equations with a gun to my head) and it's great to see so many technical/engineering folks here.
As a lifetime resident of Los Angeles and environs, I worked at Hughes for 23 years, first at the research labs, then in business development for the Space and Communications Group. Spent my last 5 years as one of the founding execs that built DIRECTV for the U.S. and then Latin America, then president of digital media for Sony. As a techie, I've been with startups, etc too.
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