Tom Burnett
#17007 Overall Influence

Tom Burnett

Vice president and COO of a Pleasanton, California, medical devices company, Thoratec Corporation

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Thomas Edward Burnett Jr. was an American who was the vice-president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corporation, a medical devices company based in Pleasanton, California. He resided in San Ramon, California. On September 11, 2001, Burnett was a passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks. He, along with other passengers, formed the plan to retake the plane from the hijackers, and led the effort that resulted in the crash of the plane into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, thwarting the hijackers’ plan to crash the plane into a building in Washington, D.C., most likely either the U.S. Capitol Building or the White House.

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College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Private liberal arts colleges in St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota

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University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University

Private university near Malibu, California, USA

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#8862 World Rank #3529 USA Rank
Business