Robert J. Phillippy

Mr. Phillippy is an independent consultant, advising technology companies on a range of strategic, operational, and organizational issues. He retired in 2016 from his position as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Newport Corporation, a publicly traded lasers, optics and photonics technology company with 15 manufacturing locations in seven countries. He joined Newport in 1996 and served in various executive management roles prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Previously, he served for 12 years in various management roles for Square D Company, a division of Schneider Electric. He currently serves on the boards of directors of ESCO Technologies (NYSE: ESE) and Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN). Mr. Phillippy received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 and a Master of Science degree in management from Northwestern University in 1993. Mr. Phillippy’s experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly-traded technology and manufacturing company adds significant leadership, strategy, and operational experience to the Board.