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Athletic Hall of Fame

Robert G. Klimasewski

Robert G. Klimasewski

'66, '67 (Mas)

At Rochester:

  • Two-sport athlete-baseball and football
  • Ranked among the nation's earned-run-average leaders
  • Played in the secondary with football as a junior, and as the quarterback senior year
  • Graduated in 1966 with a B.S. in Optics
  • Earned his MAS in Optics in 1967


  • Worked for Perkin Elmer Corporation and Tropel, Inc. before forming Burleigh Instruments, a privately-held company, in 1972
  • Retired President and CEO of Tansmation, Inc., a public company
  • In 1993, he received the University's Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Member of the Trustees' Council in the early 1990s
  • Member of the SEAS Visiting Committee