A 1949 GDHS grad, Andy Molozzi was only 11 years old when he entered Grade 9 and was 16 when he entered university. A specialist in the global microelectronics industry, Molozzi expanded technology boundaries. He was involved in Canada’s early space program and was one of principal designers of Canada’s first satellite, Alouette One. He was named “Space Pioneer of Canada” and is a co-holder of 1993 IEEE Engineering Milestone Award. He was the founder and vice-president of Solid State Optoelectronics Consortium in 1988, a precompetitive industry research group that developed the world’s first integrated, solid state Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer. He has received national and international recognition for his contributions and for these many achievements including induction into the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction at the University of Toronto.