Alex Beavers

Palma Sola Consulting

Alex Beavers is a 40-year veteran high-technology executive, entrepreneur, and author.  He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Advisory Board for Chai Energy, and Palma Sola Consulting.  Prior to 2017 he was Executive Director in charge of clean tech commercialization at SRI International, founder and CEO of Averatek Corp., founding CEO of Artificial Muscle, Inc., CEO of Thomson Industries, CEO of ITP Systems, CEO of Applicon, Inc., CEO of Schlumberger Automation Systems Asia, GM of the General Electric Robotics and Vision Systems Business, and Managing Partner of the PwC High Tech Practice.  His academic background includes a BSEE (Vanderbilt University), an MSEE and a PhDEE (University of Houston), and an MBA (Boston University). He has one patent issued.  He has also authored over 25 papers in technical journals and trade magazines, has authored two books (Roadmap to the e-Factory and Digital Horizon: Hopeful or Hopeless), and was the editor of a third book (Life Wins!).