Robert C. Pittman

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Robert Pittman
Born (1922-04-25)April 25, 1922
Died October 27, 1996(1996-10-27) (aged 74)
Naples, Florida
Education University of Florida
Occupation Pilot and entrepreneur

Robert C. Pittman (April 25, 1922 – October 27, 1996) was a US Army Air Forces pilot, electrical engineer, and entrepreneur.[1] He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions during World War II, flying more than 250 combat missions over the Pacific Ocean.[2]

Pittman graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1950 on a scholarship funded by the G.I. Bill. He went on to work for Bell Laboratories and International Telephone and Telegraph in various engineering roles; he became president of ITT's Federal Engineering Corporation, and later Group General Manager.[2] In 1976, he bought and operated Superior Cable Company, the first manufacturer of fiber-optic cable that later became Superior Essex.[3]

Pittman died on October 27, 1996 in Naples, Florida.[2]