About the Foundation Members
Hugh J. Swain, P.Eng., SM IEEE
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Hugh J. Swain graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc in
Electrical Engineering in 1960.
Upon graduation, he was employed by RCA Limited, Technical Products
Division (later SPAR Aerospace) in Montreal as a design engineer in the
antenna group. He joined Andrew Canada Inc. of Whitby, Ontario in 1962,
where he spent 29 years in various appointments including Chief
Electrical Engineer, Vice President Sales and Marketing, General
Manager, and President. He also held corporate responsibilities with
Andrew Corporation of Orland Park, Illinois managing microwave antenna
product design and manufacture in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and
Australia. He retired from Andrew in 1992.
He has been a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario since 1963
and has been a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) since 1958, first as a Student Member and later as a
Senior Member. His activities with the IEEE included Chairman of the
1983 Electrical and Electronics Conference and Exposition
(Electronicom,) and General Chairman of the 1986 International Conference on
Communications. He served continuously for 27 years as a member of the board
of IEEC Inc., then the IEEE Canadian Foundation, ending in 2008 when he was
elected an emeritus member.
His community activities included ten years as a member of the Board of
Governors of the Whitby General Hospital. He has served on the executive
of the Durham Region Manufacturers Association and on various church
boards and committees.