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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 PAGE 15A From page 1A to the "warmer climate" of Pennsylvania (because of the mountains that blocked the cold winds). Penn State is also where Kramer met his wife, Lynn, on a blind date. He eventually cinched the relationship by giving her half his fortune in Jewish ethnic food he'd gottenwhile on a trip to Phila- delphia. They both realized the relationship was meant to be when he invited her to his dorm room, which turned out to be the room she had just vacated. They have been together now for 49 years, and raised two children. Back to Kramer's careers. After sending out 200 re- sumes, and on a deadline to complete his thesis, he landed a job with Westinghouse Electric Corporation "just in the nick of time." Within 90 days, Kramer completed his thesis and passed his defense--a feat unheard of by his professor--and moved to Wilmington, Del., to work for Westinghouse in Phila- delphia, where he became the manager of the Steam Turbine Materials Engineer- ing department. After 14 years with Westinghouse, where he absolutely loved his job, Kramer took a research positionwith Martin Marietta Aerospace in Orlando, where he became a senior engineer in the Research and Technol- ogy department. A few years later, Martin Marietta had a contract to co-develop the Javelin mis- sile. It had to be no more than 25 pounds. Too much metal caused the missile to exceed the weight requirement, so by doing research on custom injection molded plastics, he was able to make some of the internal structure, the wings and fins out of molded plastic, thus bringing the weight of the missile down below 25 pounds. "This was probably the biggest success in my career as far as making a major program really be success- ful," he said. From page 4A birth to HIAS. Yet HIAS does nothing for them. Half the Jews of Malmo, Sweden--a favorite destination of Muslim immigrants--have found life there intolerable and have left. HIAS was not there to help. European Jews will not He shared that while at- tending a meeting in London, he sat with a couple marines whom he was introduced to as part of the development team of the Javelin missile. "They were really excited because they love it. It saved many American lives." Shortly after this, Kramer went strictly into research at Lockheed Martin. This led him down many paths and the opportunity to work with leading scientists. He wrote a proposal with Nobel Prize winner Alan Heeger, and he worked with Chemistry Phys- ics Nobel winner Dr. Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of Buckminister Fullerenes, (an allotrope of carbon that consists of 60 carbon atoms in the shape of a soccer ball, nicknamed "buckyball'). "Dr. Smalley got me into using nano materials to do all sorts of structural things like changing shapes," Kramer stated. This resulted in Kramer becoming the direc- tor and chief technologist at Lockheed. One other interesting tidbit about Kramer's re- search and engineering exploits is that he was the chief scientist of a renewable energy project called Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. OTEC is a process that can produce electricity by using the temperature difference between deep cold ocean wa- ter and warm tropical surface waters. OTEC plants pump large quantities of deep cold seawater and surface seawa- ter to run a power cycle and produce electricity. The world will be hearing more about this energy producing system in the future. In 2010, Lynn began to suggest to Kramer that he retire. After so many ac- complishments-14 patents and 13 awards (including the Nunn-Perry Award from the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Ameri- can Society of Mechanical Engineers Silver Medal)--he agreed that he was ready to retire. But after looking over his wife's calendar and seeing that she was so active, he real- qualify for refugee status as it is currently defined. The American government will not provide grants to assist them. But they are condemned to lives filled with ongoing terror. The difference between the pogroms of Russia and the violence against Jews in Paris is that in France, the Even sandals that go TLM wearers. ized there was not a lot of time in her schedule for him. So for awhile, Kramer went out with friends, fiddled with wood- working and amateur radio (he had been a Ham radio operator for over 58 years). Within 60 days of retirement he started a research and consulting company, and within 60 days of formation, they had a contract dealing with nano materials from Florida State University. That led to his team and FSU bid- ding on a job for lower limb amputee socket development technology, submitted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As Kramer and his partner were designing the U.S. VA contract prosthesis, they started casually talking about the need for a new prosthetic foot. Kramer subsequently developed the concept foot prototype. "As we tried the prototype foot on many amputees, we immediately realized that the foot was a remarkable and unique concept. The rest is history," he said. What Kramer had learned in the aerospace industry transitioned into the pros- thetic foot and TaiLor Made Prosthetics, LLC was created. "It is TaiLor Made because government still attempts to protect Jews. But as the percentage of Muslims increases in France and throughout Europe, the pogroms launched by them-- like the locking of Jews in a synagogue--will get worse. Maybe next time, the mob will burn the synagogue as the French gendarmes are my toes are possible for the foot can be tailor made to the person," Kramer said lwith a smile. The same black carbon ifiber used in airplanes is used in the prosthetic foot he designed. ! Kramer lights up when he ]discusses composites. Met- ials have certain properties, ]but the beauty of composites Ldepends on where you put the fibers for strength in the foot. We want it to be stiff in one direction. Different parts have different stiffness for different feet," he explained. All the other prosthetic feet on the market today either are bolted or glued together. The TaiLor Made (TLM) prosthetic foot is designed with toe and heel elements TLM prosthetic feet can go anywhere and do just about anything the wearer wants to go and do. design, activities like weight- lifting, surfing, skateboard- ing, zip-lining, and mountain climbing can be resumed. "I guess all I needed was a TaiLor Made foot and a pair of P.F. Flyers Hi-Tops. Now I can run faster and jump higher!" exclaimed one TLM wearer. Celeste Corcoran, a Boston Marathon victim uses the TLM prosthetic. She was not a runner, but was watching her sister run. She lost parts of both legs. Kramer is also developing a pediatric prosthetic. One ]that move independently along with a shock absorb- 10-year-old cheerleader who ing mechanical spring pack, wanted more mobility in her called the Control Hub, which prosthetic foot, heard about housesverticalshocksprings TLM. The TLM team adapted ]allowing for easy in-clinic !customization. The design i of independent heel and fore- !foot movement with shock absorption enables ankle 'motion and ground confor- mance resulting in excellent stability, performance and comfort. Kramer currently l has three patents on the foot and one in the works. Because of the TLM foot an adult Control Hub and cut adult parts down to pediatric size and it worked. She can do flips and cartwheels with no problem now. Another unique feature of the TLM prosthetic is that amputees can now walkback- wards, something that could not be done before. A woman in her 60s said on TLM's Facebook page the overwhelmed by the sheer number of attackers. It's time for HIAS to rediscover its roots. If it is organization should do this even though there are no government subsidies for these people and, perhaps, no lofty salaries in the offing. When that is done, I will be most pleased to be lectured not only about American values, but also Jewishvalues. And my grandmother and mother, who fled the pogroms ]concerned about rescuing the ]most victimized of people, it should begin with the Jews of Europe who are eager to ]escape the anti-Semitism of !Islam and for whom there ]is no help in the West. The invention of the TaiLor Made foot has added "an invaluable dimension to my life." "With this foot and its technology, the ease of walk- ing and having a natural gait are immediately apparent," she said. "Another positive and equally importantbenefit is that this foot enables me to stand in a more natural position putting less stress on my sound knee and hip." Sometimes it's the little things in life that mean the most. Women with the TLM foot can now wear heels. Kramer designed a shorter heel that can accommodate a 3-inch wedge. TLM has entered an oc- clusive agreement with Ot- tobock, a global leader in orthotic and prosthetic prod- ucts. Established in 1919 in Germany, this privately held company offers products to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement. There will be no stopping Kramer's fancy footwork now for many amputees worldwide. of Russia, would have been proud of such a version of HIAS. Abraham H. Miller is an emeritus professor of political science, University of Cincinnati, and a distinguished fellow with the Haym Salomon Center. Follow him on Twitter @ salomoncenter. From page 10A "I think, beyond that, President Trump has led avery important effort in the past few weeks, just coming into the presidency," Netanyahu said." He pointed out there are violations, Iranian violations on ballistic missile tests." So did Obama, when Iran tested missiles on his watch. What more could Trump do? No one offered specifics, and Netanyahu told reporters later the time was not ripe to offer specifics. How would they address the deal Obama reached, trading sanctions relief for Iran's nuclear rollback, that they both reviled? Amend it? Enforce it? Trash it? No specifics. Same when it came to the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS. "You call for the defeat of ISIS," Netanyahu said. (So did Obama.) "Under your leadership, I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam." Specifics? None. Love may drive us apart An Israeli reporter asked Trump about a spike in anti- Semitic incidents since his election, and wondered what Trump had to say "to those among the Jewish community in the States, and in Israel, and maybe around the world who believe and feel that your administration is playingwith xenophobia and maybe racist tones." Trump, after yet another bizarre digression on the breadth of his electoral college win over Hillary Clinton, reminded everyone that he had Jewish friends and family and concluded that "you're going to see a lot of love." And Netanyahu, who usually is not reluctant to emphasize thevulnerabilities of Diaspora Jews, backed up Trump. "I've known the president and I've known his family and his team for a long time, and there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump," he said. "I think we should put that to rest." That's hardly a salve to an American Jewish community dealing almost weekly with unsettling echoes of past slights and intolerance- most ~recently when the White House omitted any mention of Jews from a Holocaust commemorative statement. Jonathan Greenblatt, the Anti-Defamation League's national director, reacting to Trump's statement, did not mention Netanyahu, but x~as clearly not in a mood to put anything to rest. Trump "missed an opportunity to decry the rhetoric of hate that seems to be surging online and in the real world," he said. "Intentional or not, this emboldens anti-Semites." 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