MCE/Weinschel Corp. began life as Weinschel Engineering, named after its founder Dr. Bruno O. Weinschel. Dr. Weinschel steered the company through its first 35 years before selling the company to Lucas Industries in 1986. In addition to his entrepreneurial skills, Weinschel has always been an "engineer's engineer," having developed numerous standard measurement techniques for power and attenuation while running his company. Dr. Weinschel sat on the IEEE Standards Committee as vice chairman, and helped develop such standards as the "IEEE Standard Specifications and Test Methods for Fixed and Variable Attenuators, DC to 40 GHz." He was named President of the IEEE beginning January 1, 1986, and also served as IEEE Secretary and IEEE Vice-President for Professional Affairs. Although no longer associated with Weinschel, Dr. Weinschel continues to work within the microwave industry.