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DeFreitis Richard

 

 

 

Richard E. DeFreitas          

CHS Class of 1957



CHS ’57
Student Council (4), Band (1,2,3,4) Massachusetts All State Band-1st CHS Student to do so (2,3,4), Established the 1st CHS Jazz Band (4), Talent Show (1,2 1st Place), Bernie Larkin Music Award (4)

University of Massachusetts-Lowell BS Electrical Engineering ’64 ROTC Band (1,2), Dean’s List (4)

MIT ’90 (Summer Program) Design of analog integrated circuits, Certificate program for design managers & engineers

Career
Several Small Companies Junior Engineer; Raytheon Electrical Engineer-Developed a “Super Decoder” which solved a major design flaw and led to a $40 million dollar contract for Raytheon, Considered one of the top 5 analog to digital converter designers in the country; Deltalab Research Company Founder/Owner Targeting professional musicians, awarded 15 U.S. & 3 foreign patents; Service Payroll Company Founder/Owner Automated Business Controls

Awards/Recognitions
“Faith in Northern Middlesex” Award (Northern Middlesex Chamber of Commerce), “Citation of Appreciation’ (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), “Member of the Year” Award (Chelmsford Business Association)

Community
Chelmsford, MA Town Meeting Representative, Town of Chelmsford, MA Board of Selectmen, Chelmsford, MA Lodge of Elks (Charter Member), Chelmsford, MA Rotary Club, Chelmsford, MA Business Association (President, Board of Directors), Chelmsford, MA Cable Access Show, “The Hot Seat” (Host), Playing in local bands, CHSAA (Life Member)