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May 14, 2016

Aris Melissaratos

Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development, Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Melissaratos currently serves as Senior Adviser to the President of Johns Hopkins University with responsibilities for technology transfer and corporate partnerships. He is recognized throughout the community for his generous contributions, both intellectually and philanthropically, to business organizations and non-profit causes alike.

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Melissaratos served as Maryland’s Secretary of Business and Economic Development, driving the state’s unemployment figures to an impressive 3.6% and positioning Maryland for leadership in the emerging “knowledge economy.” He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 32 years, culminating as the corporation’s Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology, responsible for running Westinghouse’s research and development functions.

He also served as the Chief Operations Officer for the company’s Defense Electronics Group, where he was responsible for managing 16,000 employees (9,000 engineers) and $3.2 billion dollars of sales. After Westinghouse, he became Vice President of Thermo Electron Corporation and CEO of its Coleman Research Corporation and Thermo Information Solutions subsidiaries.

Mr. Melissaratos holds a BES in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University, and has completed a Management Development program at Harvard University School of Business.