The SHS experience of Dick Fisher ’64 propelled him far from his hometown, both personally and professionally. While at SHS Dick played in the Whippet band, lettered in football and track and served on the Scarlet S staff and the Senior Class Executive Committee. He also was presented the American Legion Citizenship Award.
Dick then served three years in the Air Force which familiarized him with Arizona – where he has lived since leaving the service as a sergeant. Subsequently he earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and environmental science at Grand Canyon College.
In his professional career, spanning more than 33 years, Dick has worked in a series of increasingly responsible positions – technician, engineer, applications engineer, engineering manager and most recently president of BND Holding Corp. Previous employers included Intel Corp., Honeywell, Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, Arrow Electronics and Microchip Technology. With those firms Dick earned several major engineering awards while teaming in the development of numerous high tech products including a module for real time digital data acquisition. Dick’s efforts, in concert with others, have resulted in multiple U.S. patents. In addition he has published several professional papers and articles.
Relates Dick, “My early skills were influenced by my dad, Francis ‘Dutch’ Fisher,’ and Irving ‘Beez’ Hollenbaugh, my dad’s mechanic at the Western Auto store on Main Street.”
Dick’s work has included extensive travel throughout Europe and Asia. For nearly 40 years he has been a member of his church’s choir and once sang for Pope John Paul II. Observes a fellow alum, “Dick’s energy and dedication to excellence have bettered the lives of countless fellow citizens.” Dick and his wife Lynn have three children – Monica, Justin, Curtis.
Nominator: Chuck Schiffer ’64.