Private Investor and Consultant
Mitchell G. Tyson is a private investor and consultant. He serves on a number of industry, government, and corporate boards of directors and advises start-ups, angel groups, and venture capital firms. He is also an adjunct professor at the Brandeis International School of Business. Between 2005 and 2010 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Electron Beams, a supplier of compact electron beam emitters that replace thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower cost manufacturing. Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the CEO of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services to the semiconductor industry. From 1987 to 2002, he held positions of increasing management responsibility and helped transform PRI Automation from a small robotics manufacturer to the world's leading supplier of semiconductor fab automation systems. Prior to joining PRI Automation, Mr. Tyson worked at GCA Corporation from 1985 to 1987 as a Director of Product Management and served as science advisor and legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Tyson is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.