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Mr. John Rankin

John Rankin

John Rankin was System Safety Engineering Manager for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama. He managed the system safety staff on all programs at that location, the largest being the International Space Station Product Group 3 effort. He has performed on and managed Boeing contracts entailing a variety of disciplines with all NASA centers and Headquarters, all US manned space projects, many DOD programs, and several commercial projects in all types of industries. He obtained his BSEE at Mississippi State University in 1965. He has been with Boeing at various locations since 1965 and became a member of the System Safety Society in 1973 at the first International System Safety Symposium in Denver. Since that time he has served in various offices for the Society, both at the chapter level and nationally/internationally. He was selected as the Society’s first Engineer of the Year in 1981 and as Manager of the Year in 1993. He is a Fellow Emeritus member now that he has retired, with membership number 041 in the Society.

John has served the Society as an Operating Vice President, Director, Region 3 Vice President, and organizer of chapters in Houston, Texas, and other locations. In 1996, he initiated digitization of the Society’s archives, after having collected all of the publications to that date by the Society. A copy of the digital archive is now with John’s professional papers in the Salmon Library’s Special Collections at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. John is attending this conference with his wife, Mildred. They will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary on August 29.

John Rankin

Mr. Rankin will also teach three tutorials at the 35th ISSC this year:

    • Origins, Applications and Extensions of Sneak Circuit Analysis
    • Identification of Common Cause Failure Potential in Electrical Power and Control Systems
    • Hazard Analysis Technology Training and Safety is a Social Disease

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