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Biographical entry Sarich, Ralph Tony (1938 - )

10 December 1938
Baskerville, Western Australia, Australia


Ralph Tony Sarich developed the orbital engine in 1972 and more recently the orbital combustion process engine, which is based upon a re-designed two stroke engine using direct gasolene injection.


Born Baskerville, Western Australia, 10 December 1938. AO 1988. Educated Midland Technical School. Hon. DSc (Murdoch). Apprentice, Trainee Engineer, Western Australian Government Railways 1954-63; Plant Engineer, Thiess Brothers Western Australia 1963-65; Principal, Sarich Engineering Western Australia 1965-69; Managing Director, Orbital Engine Company Pty Ltd 1972-89; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Engine Corporation 1989-92; Chairman, Cape Bouvard Investments Pty Limited. ABC Australian Inventor of the Year 1972; Sir Lawrence Hartnett Inventors Award 1972; Churchill Medal, British Society of Engineers 1987; Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award 1991.

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Rosanne Walker