Steve Litton, MD, VP, GM, Stellant, Williamsport, PA
In the 2000s he performed his own theatre shows including an homage to Fats Waller as well as appearing on BBC Radio 3 programs with Alyn Shipton to play piano styles from Hines, Morton, and Waller.
Lehman Brothers asserted that Litton’s Rule 54(b) motion was forbidden by the law of the case doctrine, which promotes judicial economy by prohibiting relitigation of issues previously decided during a lawsuit.
Early Life and Education
As soon as he left Blackpool, Litt moved to Luton Town where he made 15 first team appearances before departing in 1974 for other professional soccer leagues and coaching duties in the Western Soccer Alliance.
At Stanford, he earned both a bachelor’s and engineering degree, then founded Litton Engineering Labs to develop metal- and glass-working machinery used in vacuum tubes – technology which would later be utilized extensively by radio and radar. Subsequently, Litton expanded to make magnetrons, an integral component of radar systems.
DNR investigators discovered TCE contamination at Big William Spring and the airport – but not in jet fuel – attributed to Litton site but never revealed this information publicly; experts maintain that companies tend to avoid off-site investigations until forced into doing so.
His academic credentials include both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. For more than 35 years he has held increasing technical and management responsibilities within the RF/Microwave industry at L3Harris, Vitec Group, Thales Cobham and Stellant; where he currently serves as Vice President & General Manager of Williamsport Pennsylvania operations of Stellant.
He has been actively engaged with organized dentistry, acting as a delegate for the Minnesota Dental Association House of Delegates and as member of Minneapolis District Dental Society. Additionally, he served on the board of Minnesota Dental Foundation and as fundraising lead for Smiles Change Lives program.
As a hobby, he enjoys playing cricket – having participated in both the Bangladesh Premier League and for Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.
Achievement and Honors
Litton has received both state and national honors for his dentistry practice, including awards from both Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and Roger J. Fredsall Distinguished Service Award and Earl E. Shepard Distinguished Service Award.
Litton first made his mark on London jazz through Harry Gold’s Pieces of Eight band and later touring Britain and Russia with Kenny Ball. Additionally, Litton recorded for George Chisholm. By the noughties he had begun performing piano with Clare Teal’s group; one CD from this ensemble earned praise from James Asman in Jazz Rag magazine due to ‘his ability to play jazz piano that sparkles and swings in harmony with clarinettist.’
He regularly contributed to the jazz sections of Associated Board exams, appearing in radio broadcasts with Alyn Shipton. Orchestral work included playing for London Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony and Bergen Philharmonic among many others.
He was born 14 May 1957 in Grays, Essex and later lived in Bovingdon. Following formal piano studies in Colchester he entered London’s jazz scene through Steve Lane, Harry Gold’s Pieces of Eight band and then Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen before touring Middle East and Russia for several years with them.
He and his family could often be found camping together in Clay County’s Wallback area, gardening or canning vegetables in his free time, and serving at Community Chapel Church of Cross Lanes as longtime members.
Litton was survived by his wife, Dr. Linda Taft Litton; son Peter of Chicago; daughter Jennifer Richelle Modeland from Shaker Heights and three grandsons. After cremation he was interred at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Hearst Television announced Monday it has acquired a majority stake in Litton Entertainment, an independent TV distributor from Charleston that specializes in children’s programs and family-oriented fare. Litton provides six hours of educational/informational kids programming on CBS Saturday Morning lineup as well as producing series for NBC’s educational franchise, “The More You Know”.
Litton has enjoyed not only an acting career but also has established a notable business portfolio, earning himself multiple nods for Daytime Emmy awards as well as recognition from Soap Opera Digest and PRISM Awards.
Kirill Gerstein is one of the foremost recitalists today and will join The Colorado Symphony for an exceptional concert featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s timeless Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Aaron Copland’s timeless Fanfare for the Common Man.