I am Art Rusche I was born in The Hague, The Netherlands from parents Johan and Conny Rusche.I have two sisters Joyce and Peggy. Our family immigrated to the United States in 1961 on a K-14 VISA.
I am Art Rusche I was born in The Hague, The Netherlands from my parents Johan and Conny Rusche, whom were both Dutch Nationalist born in The Dutch East Indies, now known as Indonesia. I have two sisters Joyce and Peggy. Our family immigrated to the United States in 1961 on a K-14 VISA.
My DNA tests show I’m 75% Northern Europe/Scandinavian and 25% Indonesian heritage.
I was born in ‘s-Gravenhage also known as Den Haag or The Hauge. I lived there until 5yo when we immigrated to the United States of America. The Rusche family was sponsored by The First Baptist Church of Olympia, through the World Council of Churches. On February 20, 1961, they arrived by a Holland-America ship to New York and were admitted on a K-14 class VISA, “Netherlands National Refugee from Indonesia“.
My dad Johan, starts, “Johan’s Radio Repair” inside Modern TV in Olympia. Johan was one of the first technicians to learn transistor technology and was the place to go for transistor radio repair.
In 1966 we became citizens of the United States of America. Johan, Conny and Joyce were naturalized and Art and Peggy were “Derivatives of Naturalization”. We were then able to sponsor my mom’s mother, Anna Minke Herrebrugh to America!
Peggy and I attended Garfield Elementary, Jefferson Junior High and Olympia High School
I was a newspaper boy for The Daily Olympian from 1968-1974, where I received several awards and the Gannett Publishing Company
Washington State University, Pullman Washington September 1974 – May 1979
– Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
FORTRAN Programming / 8080 8-bit microprocessor programming
2 years in Rogers Hall / 3 years at P-49 Columbia Village
Rogers Orton dining hall sculley worker
Quarter Pounder Research Committee at The Coug
Boeing Test & Evaluation
The Boeing Company – Seattle, Washington
July 1979 – June 2016 (37 years)
Principle Lead Engineer
Boeing Test & Evaluation – Puget Sound Structural Test Labs
Test Instrumentation, Data and Control Systems. Remote Test Monitoring.
Deputy Director West Corridor Community Relations
Engineering Division Campaign Director – Boeing Employees Good Neighbor Fund
“Can-Do!” The Boeing Food & Essentials mascot
757 Major Fatigue Test
Bird Gun Windshield Strike
Webmaster – Dozens of sites through the years
Instrumentation Expert – Work Placement Assessor group
Ran the Structural Test Technical Working Group for the whole Boeing Enterprise
BT&E B-1B P-8A 737MAX DDAS
June 24, 2016
Retirement after 37 year of service at The Boeing Company!
Still Sleepless In Seattle!!
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