November 2008

Born in October of 1952 on Roosevelt Island, New York, Tim Harte attended Bishop Reilly High School. He began his career as an Automotive Serviceman in September in 1971 with the New York City Department of Sanitation were he worked his way up to Supervisor of Mechanics in 1996.

In 1989, Tim joined the Vehicle Acquisition and Warranty Division of the Department where he wrote vehicle specifications and worked on R&D projects, the most noticeable being the integration of alternative fueled vehicles into the Department. Part of this project was the development of an EPA emissions lab capable of quantifying the gains from alternative fuels. Tim moved up working in the Department Computer Operation Division upgrading the LAN and communications Network serving the Department citywide.

Tim advanced his education attending night classes at Queensboro Community College where he earned a Associates Degree in Computer Engineering Technology in 1995 and Electrical Engineering Technology in 1996.

Tim retired from the Department of Sanitation in September of 2002 after thirty years of service to the City.

Tim has been blissfully married to his wife, Patricia, for 15 years. Together they have two children, Jennifer, 22, and Chris, 20. The Hartes currently live in Whitestone, Queens where Tim enjoys woodworking, hunting, and passing on technical skills to his son and friends.

Inducted into the Society during November 1997, Tim has been an active Member serving as past Chairman of the Programs Committee and current Chairman of the Bylaws Committee. He was also nominated as the Member of the Month in November 1999.



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