Thomas A. Saponas
Thomas A. Saponas – Chairman, was, until his retirement in 2003, the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Agilent Technologies, the 1999 spinoff of Hewlett Packard Company. Mr. Saponas was responsible for establishing Agilent’s long-term technology strategy and directly supervised its central research lab. Prior to this, Tom was Vice President and General Manager at Hewlett Packard where he led eight divisions and 5 operations. As a General Manager, he was also responsible for HP’s world-wide R&D, marketing and manufacturing of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and microprocessor development systems as well as having manufacturing responsibility for HP’s thin and thick film microcircuits. In the mid-80’s, Tom was a White House Fellow (Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy) and was awarded the Superior Civil Servant for a major cost saving initiative. He currently is also a director of Procera Networks (PKT). Mr. Saponas has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.