Walter Alina Inducted into New Jersey Inventor Hall of Fame

Alina began his career in surface finishing in 1954 as a plating chemist for Hermetic Seal Products Corp.

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Walter Alina

Walter Alina, retired vice president of General Magnaplate (Linden, New Jersey), was inducted into the New Jersey Inventor Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements in electroplating methods and developing synergistic coatings used by agencies such as NASA.

Alina’s career spanned 55 years of work and included the publication of more than 40 technical papers, developing a mathematical equation to determine density and major electroplating advances in aerospace technology. He was a member of the AESF Garden State Branch for 50 years.

Alina began his career in surface finishing in 1954 as a plating chemist for Hermetic Seal Products Corp. In 1958, he took a job at RCA where he developed an electrochemical process which produced semiconductors and junction devices. In 1978, he joined General Magnaplate Corp. as vice president.

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