Ralph Tony Sarich
(born December 10, 1938)
orbital combustion process engine
two stroke engine using direct gasoline injection
|Ralph Tony Sarich (born December 10, 1938) is a Western Australian multi millionaire businessman and qualified engineer who was responsible for developing the Orbital Engine in 1972. He also developed the orbital combustion process engine, which is based on a re-designed two stroke engine using direct gasoline injection. He is of Croatian descent. and his parents came to Australia in 1930 from Šibenik's surrounding
Has a number of awards to his name including Australian Inventor of the Year 1972; Sir Lawrence Hartnett Inventors Award 1972; Churchill Medal, Society of Engineers 1987 and Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award 1991. He was replaced as CEO of Orbital Engine corporation by Kim Schlunke.
He was rated one of Australia's richest people in 2007 with a personal fortune of AUS$ 800,000,000.
1. ^ IP Australia : Patents > Patent Examples > Orbital Engine
2. ^ Sydney's Australian Croatian Community Youth Radio Program[dead link]
3. ^ SBS Radio - Croatian
4. ^ Dis 431[dead link]
5. ^ Sarich in $500m property deal | Perth Now