Barrie Carruthers

June 2017: Recently we heard from an Old Boy Barrie Carruthers who owns Precision Microcircuits Limited in New Plymouth.  Barrie attended Wellesley between 1941 and 1946 and has recently celebrated his 85th birthday.  Barrie wrote the following email “At age 85 I haven’t yet got around to retiring, (may have something to do with the culture that was instilled when I was at Wellesley) but two of my sons are now running the operation and insisted that before I drop off the perch I record a segment for a short promotional video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_xk5pvxuWE&feature=youtu.be     

 

Barrie goes onto say that Wellesley was key in developing his self-reliance and the ability to work hard.  This is great news and something that is core to Wellesley’s values today.