Chief Engineer (Original Chief Engineer.) – Ex TCN 9, Sydney
Stan Owen was the first Chief Engineer appointed by the company board. During the Easter of 1960, Stan Owen was forced to resign due to medical conditions. (He suffered a major heart attack.) Stan returned to Sydney as his family had not come to Queensland at that stage.
Stan Owen was ex TCN 9, Sydney, where he had been Supervising Engineer, in charge of the Telecine Department.
After recovering from major cardiac problems Stan Owen joined Qantas as the Engineer in charge of Electronics. He ended his working life with Qantas.
Stan Owen was responsible for the appointment of all technical staff up until his resignation.
(Stan Owen instigated the running of all program carrying cables to be installed within steel pipe ducting to help minimise induced noise. There was some discussion regarding this type of ducting and the method of controlling the joining of each section of pipe section)