General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 8, 2013
Value-Oriented Investing in Individual Securities and Fixed Income
Norman H. Lehrer is Executive Chairman of the Investment Committee for Alpha Cubed Investments. He has had dual careers. Investment management has been his principal occupation for more than 30 years. He has been an investor in the stock market since 1949 and has managed the portfolios of several associates at their request since 1965. In 1979, Mr. Lehrer passed the NASD Series 1 General Securities Examination and became a Registered Investment Adviser, founding Lehrer Management Company. In 1996, he passed the NASD Series 65 Investment Adviser General Law Examination, which was required for adviser registration in some states outside of California. Before 1980, Mr. Lehrer's principal employment was in the electronics industry. From 1970 to 1980, he worked as a Staff Scientist at Watkins-Johnson Co., where he founded the cathode-ray tube product line. Prior to that, he was President and Technical Consultant to Electro-Vision Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of special-purpose electron tubes and video displays. He worked at Hughes Research Laboratories from 1956 to 1968 as a member of the technical staff, Section Head and Department Manager. In 1968, Mr. Lehrer was chosen as one of the initial 12 outstanding inventors of the Hughes Aircraft Co. for his invention of the multimode Tonotron storage tube. This was the first radar display device that provided a bright, nonfading display nearly tripling the detection range of airborne radars. It became widely used in international military aircraft. In 1974, he was presented the Frances Rice Darne Memorial Award by the Society for Information Display for advances in display technology. Mr. Lehrer earned a B.S. in physics from the College of the City of New York in 1951. He also received an M.S. in physics from New York University in 1954. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by introducing us to Alpha Cubed and the products and services you offer?
Mr. Lehrer: Lehrer Management Company, the investment firm I founded in 1979, had great