Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Electron Beams
Mitch Tyson joined Advanced Electron Beams as CEO and Director in October 2005, upon the completion of the company's Series A round of venture funding.
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) has developed one of the worlds most efficient and clean forms of industrial energy. AEB captures the power of electron beams in a cost-effective, compact form factor, enabling customers to use this clean energy source in industrial applications ranging from surface sterilization to pollution abatement to printing and polymer treatment and beyond. Prior to joining Advanced Electron Beams, Mitch was a corporate consultant and lecturer, serving on multiple industry, government, and corporate boards of directors, and advising start-up organizations and venture capital firms.
Before working as a consultant Mitch was the CEO of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services for 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. Mitch managed the growth of the company from $4 million to over $300 million in revenue, and guided the company through its successful IPO. Previously, Mitch worked at GCA Corporation and served as science advisor and legislative assistant for energy to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas.
Mitch is a co-founder of the New England Clean Energy Council whose mission is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies. Mitch serves on the Executive Committee and heads the CEO Council. Mitch also serves on the executive and governing boards of John Adams Innovation Institute, a quasi-public state agency focused on promoting high tech economic development in Massachusetts, the Mass High Technology Council Board, UMASS High Tech Executive Council, and the Massport Security Advisory Council.
Mitch also serves on the boards of AmberWave Systems, a supplier of advanced material science solutions to the semiconductor and solar photovoltaic industries, and Photronics, Inc., a manufacturer of photomasks for the flat panel display and semiconductor industries.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Physics, a Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering, and a second Masters of Science in Political Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Speaking in the Late-stage/Small Cap Investment Forum in Clean Technology 2008.