Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
University of Minnesota, Duluth and Chancellor's Office, August 29, 2002
James Swenson, a native of Superior, Wisconsin graduated from UMD in 1959 with a B.A. in chemistry. He is the chief executive officer and owner of Details, Inc., a California-based company that provides time-critical electronics design and assembly services for makers of communications and networking equipment, computers, and medical and industrial instruments. It became the fastest quick-turn-around engineering prototype circuit board shop in the United States whose client list included IBM, Apple and Motorola. He is a distinguished benefactor to the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Builders Society of the President's Club. The Swenson Family Foundation has committed to a new building, scholarships and research at UMD. In addition, he is active on several boards in California including the Children's Hospital of Orange County and for the Citizens Business Bank.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.