Technology company appoints new non-exec director

Richmond-based Peratech has appointed Dr William Beckenbaugh to its board as a non-exec director science and technology adviser.

He said he was especially excited about the huge potential of the QTC materials and software system to provide a fundamentally new approach to many areas of electronic sensing and human-machine interaction.”

Before joining Peratech, Dr. Beckenbaugh served as CTO of Multek, a division of Flextronics.  He has over 35 years of diverse, executive-level technology, electronics manufacturing, and  R&D leadership experience including C-level and VP positions at Motorola, Sanmina-SCI, HADCO, and Konarka Technologies, and as well as serving on the boards of several university and industry bodies.  Dr. Beckenbaugh holds a BA in Chemistry from MacMurray College in Illinois and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He also completed Postdoctoral Research at Eidgennoessische Technische Hochschule, Laboratory for Solid State Physics, in Zurich.

Dr. Beckenbaugh’s advisory services will actively enable Peratech’s R&D team to leverage his decades of experience in commercialising advanced materials and further develop Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC®) technologies.  “Having such a highly-experienced technologist join Peratech is yet another clear validation of QTC® as a commercially viable technology and Peratech as a company capable of delivering it to the mass market,” commented Peratech CEO, Jon Stark.  “Bill’s experience as an integral part of our team will enable us to further develop QTC® technologies into many more applications.  It is an added bonus few companies our size could ever enjoy.”