Female RF Cafe visitors might
be interested to learn from this "Within the Industry" column which appeared in
the 1958 Radio & TV News magazine of Helen Staniland Quam being
elected president of the Association of Electronic Parts & Equipment Manufacturers,
Inc. She was the first woman to head a major trade group in the electronics industry.
A couple pages away in the same issue carried a half-page advertisement for her
Company. The company was a primary supplier of audio speakers for radio and
television original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and for commercial loudspeaker
installations. Sadly, other than a mention or two in vintage electronics magazines,
there is not much about her accomplishments to be found on the Web. She evidently
remarried and assumed the name
Helen Staniland Quam Bean, and became president of the Atlanta Music Club.
Helen Staniland Quam Elected President of the Association of Electronic Parts &
Equipment Manufacturers, Inc.
Helen Staniland Quam, of Quam Nichols Company,
has been elected president of the Association of Electronic Parts & Equipment
Manufacturers, Inc. She is the first woman to head a major trade group in this industry.
Mrs. Quam, who is board chairman and distributor
sales manager of the firm bearing her name, has been active in trade association
work for many years, having served as treasurer of the association for nineteen
Colonel Gail S. Carter, Merit Coil & Transformer Corp., was elected first
vice-president of the trade association, and Robert E. Svoboda of Amphenol Electronics
Corp. was chosen second vice-president. Re-elected officers include Kenneth Hathaway,
Ward Leonard. Co., treasurer, and Kenneth C. Prince, executive secretary.
The association also paid tribute to A. N. (Bud) Haas of Bud Radio, first president
of the association and last chairman of the informal predecessor organization, as
he relinquished his gavel to the newly elected president, Mrs. Quam.
Posted April 9, 2020