John A. Hinds M.S. ’68 was born on July 1, 1936, in La Jolla, California, to parents Joseph and Enid Hinds. He graduated from La Jolla High School, Pomona College, and SCU. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served in the naval reactors program. His subsequent work in the nuclear power, international construction, telecommunications, international marketing and sales, and general international management took him around the world for over 30 years. In these capacities, he became a vice president of General Electric, president of AT&T International, and executive vice president of Verifone. He also served three years as the president of the International Standards Organization (ISO) based in Geneva. He was a member of golf clubs in New Jersey, Oregon, and Ironwood in Palm Desert, California. John was also an avid fly fisherman, an occasional upland bird hunter, and enjoyed the study and tasting of fine wines. He and his wife enjoyed extensive international travel, with Italy being a favorite destination. They enjoyed homes in New Canaan, Connecticut; Lake Oswego, Oregon; Bernardsville, New Jersey; Palm Desert; San Jose; and San Francisco; among other locations. John passed away on May 2, 2017 surrounded by family. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Carol L. Hinds, his much loved daughters, Tracy Connelly (Ben) and Kelly Michelsen (Chris), his brothers, David and Martin, his sister, Sara, and five grandchildren. 

08 Nov 2018