February 17, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Ruben F. Mettler, of Ohio, to be a member of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange for a term of 2 years.
Since 1977 Dr. Mettler has been chairman of the board and CEO of TRW, Inc. (formerly Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc.). Dr. Mettler has served in the following positions with TRW, Inc.: president, 1969 - 1977; assistant president, 1968 - 1969; and executive vice president, 1965 - 1968. Previously, he was president of Space Technologies Lab, 1962 - 1965; and assistant general manager, guided missile research division, Ramo-Wooldridge Corp., 1955 - 1958.
He graduated from the California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1944; M.S., 1947; Ph.D., 1949). Dr. Mettler is married, has two children, and resides in Lyndhurst, OH. He was born February 23, 1924, in Shafter, CA.