Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix, will deliver the annual James R. Carreker Lecture on April 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Van Leer Auditorium on Georgia Tech’s midtown Atlanta campus. His lecture topic will be “The Future of Engineering and Why Innovation Matters.” This presentation will be delivered live to the Georgia Tech-Savannah and Georgia Tech-Lorraine campuses.
2011 marks the 65th anniversary of Tektronix. Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix, will visit the Georgia Tech campus to discuss how the engineer’s job is impacted by the technology trends driving our industry today. He will also share his view about the importance of technology and innovation to address the acceleration of those trends in the future.
Amir Aghdaei was appointed president of Tektronix in May 2009. He joined Danaher, the parent company of Tektronix, in October 2008 and completed immersion learning about the company culture and the Danaher Business System. Mr. Aghdaei has more than 20 years of experience in the test and measurement industry. Prior to joining Danaher, he was with HP/Agilent and held a variety of positions in life science and test/measurement businesses. During his tenure with HP/Agilent, Mr. Aghdaei lived in Pennsylvania, Germany, Holland, Colorado, and Singapore. His last position at Agilent was as the general manager/vice president of the Measurement Systems Division.
Most recently, Mr. Aghdaei worked at Credence as the senior vice president of sales and marketing in California. He was accountable for developing Credence’s short- and long-term strategy, refining/repositioning the company’s product portfolio, and developing/executing its worldwide channel strategy.
Mr. Aghdaei earned an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware, master’s of science from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iran.
The announcement may be found at http://www.ece.gatech.edu/jrc-lecture.