William (Bill) Polits (September 4, 1927 — May 2, 2005) graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
He started at Tektronix as a summer employee in 1950 while still a student, and took a full time job in 1951.
In 1959 he was named Engineering Manager for the Instruments Division and in 1966 became Vice President of Engineering. In 1971 he was named Vice President of Manufacturing.
Polits retired in 1984.
Products and Inventions
- Use of lossy coax cable in scope probes: US Patent 2883619, Electrical Probe. John Kobbe and Bill Polits. Applied 1956. (PDF)
- Obituary in Tek Retirees Newsletter Feb 2006