Jack A Dean

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Jack A Dean

  • Birth 25 Apr 1948 Albany, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Death 1 Sep 2006 Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 15590161

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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  • Created by: Linda Stoddard
  • Added: 2 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15590161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack A Dean (25 Apr 1948–1 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15590161, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Linda Stoddard (contributor 46854237) .