JanJan Collmer

Business Background

2005 to present, Mostly retired.
1979 to Present, Founder and President, High Voltage Power Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Collmer Semiconductor Inc.)
1960 ‑ 1978 Varo, Inc., Garland, Texas
Various engineering management positions
1976 Elected President of Varo, Inc.
1972 Elected Director of Varo, Inc.
1971 Elected President of Varo Semiconductor, Inc.
1958‑1960 Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas


1954 Associate of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Arlington State College, Texas
1963 B.S. Mathematics Minor Physics, MCL
University of Texas at Arlington
1968 Completed 33 hours toward MBA,
Southern Methodist University

Military Service

1954‑1958 U.S. Navy, Fighter Pilot, Active duty
1958‑1966 Active Reserve Pilot, NAS Dallas
Rank: Lieutenant Commander (Retired)

Civic & Professional Boards

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chairman March 2006 to Feb 2008, Board member Nov 2004 to February 2008

DFW Airport Board member 1987‑1991 and 1994-1998, Vice Chairman 1996‑1997,Board Secretary 1990, Marketing Committee 1985‑1998,

Chairman of Marketing Committee, 1991‑1992, 1994-1998

Southwest Securities, Board of Directors, 1994-2004
Texas Aerospace Commission, 1999-2003
Breakfast Group, (Political) Chairman, 1994-2000, Member 1989-Present
Zale Lipshy University Hospital, 2000-Present
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board 1988‑1990,
Board of Directors, 1985‑1990, Chairman, Aviation Committee, 1984‑1988
Texans for Lawsuit Reform – Governor 1994-Present
TLR-PAC – Trustee 1995-2000

North Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Board 1990‑1991
NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council 2006-2008
Dallas Council on World Affairs Chairman of the Board 1990‑1991,
Executive Committee 1990‑1995
North Texas Commission Director 1988‑1989, 2006-2008

Member & Air Carrier Committee 1992‑2006

DFW International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) Director 1989-1991
Young President's Organization Member 1975‑1985
World President's Organization Dallas 1988‑Pres
American Electronics Association Member 1974‑2004,
Chairman (Southwest Council) 1976 & 1985,
Chairman (National) 1978, Director (National) 1975‑1980, 1985,
Executive Committee (National) 1976‑1980
IEEE, Member 1966‑2000
National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitration Panel, Arbitrator 1982‑2000
Texas Association of Business, Director 1977‑1978
Dallas Citizen’s Council, Member 1998-2003
Dallas Rotary Club, Member 1989-Present, Program Chair 1990

Educational Boards

University of Dallas, Board of Trustees 1991‑2007,
Board Secretary 1992‑2004, Chairman, Development Committee, 1992‑1998,
Chairman, Sustentation Fund Drive, 1990‑1991
Texas Academy of Math and Science at Univ of North Texas 2000-2007
Southwest Research Institute, Board of Trustees 1992‑2005
Automation & Robotics Research Institute 1990-1998
University of Texas at Arlington, Engineering Advisory Board 1985‑1995
University of Texas at Dallas, Development Board 1990-1996
Dallas County Community College District Foundation,
Board of Directors 1991‑1992
Southern Methodist University, Foundation for Science/Engineering, Trustee 1974-1979

Executive Board, School of Engineering & Applied Science, 1993‑1996
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Trustee 1983‑1986,
Chairman, 50th Anniversary, 1993, Advisory Council 1975‑1996,
Chairman Advisory Council 1977‑1978
Jesuit Foundation, Trustee 1976‑1986, 1988‑1990, 1992-1998 (Consultor 1998-Present)
Ursuline Academy, Chairman of Board 1980‑1985,
Board of Directors 1980-1986 Advisory Board 1986‑1995,
Dallas international Educational Trust, Trustee 1988‑1990
American Electronics Association Educational Foundation, Trustee 1979‑1983

Other Boards

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Co-founder & President 1988‑Present
Catholic Foundation, Trustee 1991-2000
History of Aviation Collection, University of Texas at Dallas, Trustee 1988‑Present
Dallas Museum of Natural History, Associate’s Board 1990‑Present
The Science Place, Director 1988‑1994
Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, Board of Directors 1992‑2003
Texas Nature Conservancy, Advisory Board 1991‑2006
Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission, Commissioner 1976‑1980
The International Society Dallas/Fort Worth, Director 1988‑1992
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Chaplaincy, Director 1989
Nimitz Museum, Trustee 1988‑1990
Confederate Air Force, Member 1984‑Present
International Council of Air Shows, Member 1986‑Present
“ACE” Safety Committee, 1994-2002
Experimental Aircraft Association, Member 1979‑Present
International Aerobatic Club, Member 1979‑Present
Navy League, Member
Association of Naval Aviation, Member
Air Force Association, Member
Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
Board of Directors 2000-2005

Awards and Honors

Frontiers of Flight Museum George E. Haddaway
Medal of Achievement in Aviation 2004
Jesuit Preparatory College School
Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1989
University of Texas at Arlington
Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1989
University of Texas at Arlington, College of Engineering
Distinguished Professional Service, 1992
University of Texas at Arlington, Military Science
Military Hall of Honor, 1994
Commemorative Air Force
Silver Magnolia Award, 1995
Catholic Foundation Annual Award, 2007

Other Activities

Professional airshow performer 1980-pres
Member International Council of Airshows
Producer and artist Aviation art calendar 1990-2004
Guest lecturer at area university management schools
Executive entrepreneur in residence, UNT Murphy Center 2005
Numerous other civic and community involvements