Apr. 25, 1948 Albany Alameda County California, USA
Sep. 1, 2006 Paris Lamar County Texas, USA
He served as a licensed engineering officer aboard merchant vessels obtaining the rank of lieutenant commander during his 12 years in the Merchant Marines. He graduated from California Maritime Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Engineering and later spent eight years as a professor at California Maritime College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from J.F.K. University in Orinda, Calif. He spent 25 years in the power generation industry as plant manager or project engineer on power projects in several states.
One of his greatest accomplishments was at the Puna Geothermal Venture plant in Hilo, Hawaii, where he played a major role in the restoration of geothermal energy on the island of Hawaii. Due to his leadership and significant contributions to the Hawaiian community, the Mayor of the County of Hawaii honored him by proclaiming Sept. 17, 1999 as "Jack A. Dean Day."
Prior to returning to Texas, he partnered with another inventor and formed the wind energy company, Vertical Wind Turbine Technologies. It took three years of dedicated work to complete the patent approval, during which time he taught part-time at Paris Junior College. Their prototype wind turbine was completed in May 2006 on the Golden ranch, in Amarillo.
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We miss you Jack Dean, you were an inspiration to us for all your accomplishments and your geniune and sweet disposition. We never will meet someone in our path of life that inspired us so much. You are so missed but in our hearts forever! Ed and I will n...(Read more) -
Wendy & Ed Bolinski Added: Jan. 3, 2008