Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. BIO

Lawrence E Tannas, Jr.  

Larry Tannas earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Initially he worked in the aerospace industry at GE Research Laboratory, Honeywell, Martin Marietta, Rockwell International and Aerojet ElectroSystems before starting Tannas Electronics, a consultancy specializing in Electronic displays.  Mr. Tannas has become a renown consultant, lecturer and expert witness in the electronic information display industry.  He has been awarded 30 patents, written and edited two books, international invited lecturer and published numerous technical paper and articles. He taught classes on electronic displays for over 20 years at UCLA Engineering Extension.

Most recently he has developed and patented a successful, novel process to resize commercial LCDs for avionics and digital signage. Mr. Tannas founded a company, Tannas Electronic Displays, Inc., based on his patented process.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE and AIAA and as a private airplane owner, holds FAA instrument, commercial and flight instructor ratings.

Tannas, Fellow and Past president of the Society for Information Display (SID,) and current Chairman of Achieves of SID, Los Angeles Chapter Director, has been awarded SID’s Slotto-Owaki Prize with stipen as well as the Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award.

In addition to Larry’s service on UCLA’s Foundation Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Society and Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, Larry and his wife, Carol, are co-Chair of the Engineering Boelter Society and have endowed a Chair devoted to Electronic Information Displays that has been awarded to Professor Yang Yang of UCLA’s Materials Science and Engineering Department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.  On November 2, 2012, UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science bestowed upon Mr. Tannas the Alumni Professional Achievement Award.