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Walter J. Zable dies at 97; founder of Cubic Corp.
Walter J. Zable dies at 97; founder of Cubic Corp.

Walter J. Zable, the founder and chief executive officer of San Diego-basedCubic Corp.during six decades of innovation in electronic technology for national defense and the civilian market, has died. He was 97. Zable died June 23 at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla of natural causes, the company said. Zable, known as a hands-on, detail-oriented executive who loved quizzing employees about their recent work, founded HR Electronics in his garage in Point Loma in 1949 on a $5,000 investment and a belief that the electronics industry would play a major role in the post-World War II economy and the growth of San Diego. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD Walter Zable: An obituary in the...

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