Harold S. Goldberg

Harold S. Goldberg
Harold S. Goldberg
Associated organizations
Acrosystems Corporation
IEEE Haraden Pratt Award


A graduate of Cooper Union (BEE) and the polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (MEE), Harold S. Goldberg began his career as a design engineer developing both military and commercial instrumentation. He then directed engineering groups at Dumont Laboratories and at Emerson Radio. He was chief engineer of Consolidated Avionics in New York and at EPSCO in Cambridge, Massachusetts and co-founding vice president of Lexington Instruments, Waltham, Massachusetts, developing medical monitoring instrumentation. t the Avco Research Laboratories, he designed the electronics of the Cardiac Assist Balloon Pumping System, now commonly used in cardiogenic shock therapy. Mr. Goldberg managed Orion Research for several years and then co-founded Data Precision Corporation in 1971, serving as its president until 1982. In 1978, it merged with Analogic Corp. In 1984, Mr. Goldberg left a post as Vice-President of Analogic to help found Acrosystems Corporation, leading the company as president until 1988. Since 1988, he has been Associate Dean of the Gordon Institute of Tufts University.

Mr. Goldberg started volunteering for the IEEE at the Section level in 1962, becoming Boston Section Chairman in 1971. Elected Region 1 Director in 1972, he became the first chairman of the U.S. Activities Committee (USAC, now USAB) in 1975, and the first Vice President for Professional Activities. Mr. Goldberg remained active in the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, elected President in 1986. In 1989, he was elected to the IEEE Board again, as Director for Division II. In 1991, he was Treasurer of the Technical Activities Board. He also spent 13 years on the ELECTRO Board of Directors, elected Chairman in 1984. He has been on the Conference Board, Employee Committee, Congressional Fellows Committee, a Foundation Trustee, Audit Committee Chairman, Vice Chairman of both TAB and USAB, and a member of RAB and of the Standards Board. Among his IEEE accomplishments, Mr. Goldberg directed the establishment of CNEC and the initiation of the ELECTRO and IMTC conferences. He was the first Chairman of USAB and has devoted many years to the editorship of the Boston Section Newsletter. He recently started writing for the I & M newsletter.

A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Mr. Goldberg was the 1989 recipient of the John Fluke Memorial Pioneer Award for his lifetime achievements. He received the 1988 Distinguished Service Award from the I&M Society, the 1978 Citation of Honor from USAB, the Centennial Medal, and the 1980 Award of Distinction from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 1993, he is being awarded the Allen Ploss Award from ELECTRO. A Professional Engineer, he is listed in Who's Who in America.

Harold Goldberg and his wife Florence have two children, Larry and Irene, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Goldberg won the 1993 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award 'For leadership in Society technical, regional and professional programs, and for his unifying contributions to the Institute's overall programs.'