Marvin Applewhite, Ph.D. (BS EE '64)
Senior Vice President (retired)
Distinguished Alumni Service Award, University of Texas at Arlington, 1991
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1969
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1966
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Arlington State College (now University of Texas at Arlington), 1964
Dr. Applewhite has more than 30 years of experience in the field of computer science and engineering. In 1969, Dr. Applewhite began what was to become a 28-year career at Texas Instruments (TI). The primary thrusts of his efforts were the development and management of software and computer systems. The first 20 years of his employment were in TI’s Defense Group, where he gained significant experience in working with various government agencies. During this time he served on several company and government-related committees, including the US Army Science Board.
In 1990, Dr. Applewhite moved into the commercial side of TI, becoming general manager of the Computer Systems Division in Austin. He returned to Dallas in 1992 to become the development manager for the Information Engineering, a commercial software development tool. In 1994, Dr. Applewhite moved to London, England to become group managing director of TI’s software business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 1995, his management responsibilities were expanded to include the Asia Pacific region – in effect, he managed all international software business outside of North America.
In 1997, Sterling Software bought TI’s software business, and Dr. Applewhite retired from Texas Instruments to become president of Sterling Software’s Applications International Division. He served in this role until he retired in late 1998.