Walter Robb (engineer)

Walter Lee Robb (April 25, 1928 – March 23, 2020)[1] was an American engineer, business executive, and philanthropist.

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in April 1928,[2] he was a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 1993. He was a Research & Development (R&D) executive for General Electric. He owned a few local sports teams, purchasing the minor-league hockey franchise of the Albany River Rats in 1998.

Robb died from COVID-19 on March 23, 2020, at the age of 91.[3]


  1. ^ Hagerty, James R. (March 24, 2020). "Walter Robb, GE Executive Who Recruited Jack Welch, Dies of Covid-19 at 91". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  2. ^ Who's who in Technology Today. Technology Recognition Corporation. 1980. p. 123.
  3. ^ Anderson, Eric (March 23, 2020). "Community remembers generosity, contributions of Walter Robb". Times Union. Retrieved March 31, 2020.