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Aris Melissaratos, Senior Advisor To the President for Enterprise Development, Johns Hopkins University

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Aris Melissaratos

Senior Advisor To the President for Enterprise Development

Johns Hopkins University

HQ Phone: (410) 955-5000

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center And The Johns Hopkins Hospital 600 North Wolfe Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21287

United States

Company Description

Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins Uni ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President
Thermo Electron Corporation

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology
Westinghouse

Founding Co-Chair
Greater Baltimore Technology Council

Vice President
Maryland Chamber of Commerce

President and Chief Executive Officer
Coleman Research Corporation

President and Chief Executive Officer
Thermo Coleman Corporation

Affiliations

Board Member
Spherix Incorporated

Board Member
The U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education Foundation

Secretary
Maryland Technology Development Corporation

Founder
Armel Private Equity Investments

Founder
Armel Scientifics , LLC

Secretary (Past)
Maryland Department of Business

Secretary (Past)
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Secretary (Past)
DBED

Education


Business Development Role
JHU

undergraduate degree
electrical engineering
The Johns Hopkins University

master's degree
engineering management
George Washington University

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Aris Melissaratos, Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development, Johns Hopkins University Mr. Melissaratos currently serves as Senior Adviser to the President of Johns Hopkins University with responsibilities for technology transfer and corporate partnerships. He is recognized throughout the community for his generous contributions, both intellectually and philanthropically, to business organizations and non-profit causes alike.

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Melissaratos served as Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development, driving the state's unemployment figures to an impressive 3.6% and positioning Maryland for leadership in the emerging "knowledge economy. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 32 years, culminating as the corporation's Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology, responsible for running Westinghouse's research and development functions.
He also served as the Chief Operations Officer for the company's Defense Electronics Group, where he was responsible for managing 16,000 employees (9,000 engineers) and $3.2 billion dollars of sales. After Westinghouse, he became Vice President of Thermo Electron Corporation and CEO of its Coleman Research Corporation and Thermo Information Solutions subsidiaries.
Mr. Melissaratos holds a BES in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University, and has completed a Management Development program at Harvard University School of Business.


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Aris Melissaratos was elected to the Spherix Board of Directors in February 2008. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University with responsibilities for technology transfer, corporate partnerships, and enterprise development. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Secretary of Business and Economic Development for the State of Maryland. Prior to that, he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 32 years culminating as the corporation's Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology and also served as the Chief Operations Officer for the company's Defense Electronics Group. After Westinghouse, he became Vice President of Thermo Electron Corporation and CEO of its Coleman Research Corporation and Thermo Information Solutions subsidiaries. He was a founder of Armel Scientifics, LLC, which invested in over 30 start-up companies in Life Sciences and Advanced Technology. Mr. Melissaratos holds a B.E.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University, and has completed the program for Management Development at the Harvard University School of Business.


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Aris Melissaratos, recently joined The Johns Hopkins University as Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development.
Melissaratos, a 1966 Johns Hopkins graduate and longtime member of the Whiting School of Engineering's National Advisory Council, has overall responsibility for building the university's relationship with business and forging new connections between the research and corporate communities.
Specific assignments include supervision of Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer, the office that links university researchers and businesses interested in commercializing their inventions. Melissaratos also markets opportunities for businesses to locate at Johns Hopkins-related research parks such as the Montgomery County Campus, the nearby Belward Research Campus and the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, now under construction as part of the comprehensive New EastSide redevelopment in East Baltimore.
Melissaratos, whose undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins is in electrical engineering, spent most of his career with Westinghouse Electronics in Baltimore, eventually becoming vice president of science and technology and chief technology officer at corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Before joining state government in 2003 as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, he also served as vice president of Thermo Electron Corp. and founded Armel Private Equity Investments.
He was a founding co-chair of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and is a former vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He holds a master's degree in engineering management from George Washington University and did graduate work in international politics at Catholic University of America.


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Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. named Aris Melissaratos to the position of Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) in January 2003.
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As Secretary, Mr. Melissaratos directs the work of DBED in its mission to stimulate and strengthen Maryland's economy, and promote Maryland as a prime location for tourism, film production and advancement of the arts. His priorities include technology, manufacturing, and minority business development.
With nearly 40 years experience in business leadership, Mr. Melissaratos has earned the reputation as a well-respected national business visionary and corporate executive.
Mr. Melissaratos is a former Westinghouse Electronics Systems Executive. For 32 years, Mr. Melissaratos held a variety of positions at Westinghouse, the last of which was Vice President of Science and Technology, and Chief Technology Officer at the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Mr. Melissaratos capped his 25 years at the Baltimore Electronics Systems Group (now Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems) as the Vice President and General Manager of the Design Engineering and Manufacturing Operations Divisions. He was responsible for facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Barbados, with a total of 16,000 employees and $3.2 billion in annual revenues. Melissaratos positioned Westinghouse as the national leader in defense electronics manufacturing.
Upon retirement from Westinghouse, he served as Corporate Vice President for Thermo Electron Corporation, managing its New Product and Research & Development group and serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Coleman Research Corporation and Thermo Coleman Corporation, as well as CEO of its subsidiary, Thermo Information Solutions.
Mr. Melissaratos founded Armel Private Equity Investments, to provide funding and strategic direction to a group of high technology start-up companies in various fields including information technology, biosciences, sensor systems and environmental infrastructure technologies.
Mr. Melissaratos is a founding co-chair of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, former Vice-President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and former Chair of the Maryland Manufacturing Association. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, the Board of Directors of the Technology Council of Maryland, and the Emerging Technology Centers, and served on the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland.
Mr. Melissaratos holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University. In addition, he has completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development (PMD-40). He also has completed the course work for a Doctorate (A.B.D.) in International Politics at the Catholic University of America.
Born in 1943 in Romania, Mr. Melissaratos immigrated to the United States from Greece at the age of 13. Since then, he has been a resident of Maryland and makes his home in Linthicum.


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Aris Melissaratos Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Development Johns Hopkins University

Many people know Aris Melissaratos as the former secretary for the Maryland Depart¬ment of Economic and Business Development. But today, Melissaratos is using his government expe¬rience and more than three decades as a Westinghouse Electronics Systems executive to further the mission of the Johns Hopkins University Office of Enterprise Development
Mr. Melissaratos currently serves as Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University with respon¬sibilities for technology transfer and corporate partnerships. He is recognized throughout the community for his generous contributions, both intellectually and philanthropically, to business organizations and non-profit causes alike. Recent honors include the 2009 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award and Baltimore's Extraordinary Technology Advocate for 2008, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2009 and Corridor, Inc. Person of the Year for 2012 for the Baltimore-Washington Corridor.
From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Melissaratos served as Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development, driving the state's unemployment figures to an impressive 3.6% and positioning Maryland for leadership in the emerging "knowledge economy. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 32 years, culminating as the corporation's Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology, responsible for running Westinghouse's research and development functions.
He also served as the Chief Operations Officer for the company's Defense Electronics Group, where he was responsible for managing 16,000 employees (9,000 engineers) and $3.2 billion dollars of sales. After Westinghouse, he became Vice President of Thermo Electron Corporation and CEO of its Coleman Research Corporation and Thermo Information Solutions subsidiaries.
He formed Armel Scientifics, LLC, which invested in over 30 start-up companies in life sciences and advanced technology. He was a founding co-chair of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and is a former vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Melissaratos was elected to the Spherix Board of Directors in 2008 and, most recently, to the Avatech Solutions Board of Directors as well as the Board of Stronghold Advisors, LLC. He also serves as Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland and is the 2009 United Way of Central Maryland Tocqueville Society Chair. He participates on the boards of the Baltimore Medical System, the Baltimore Museum of Indus¬try, Banks Construction and Development, Hands Across the Americas, John S. Connor, Inc., Port Discovery Children's Museum, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Council.
Mr. Melissaratos holds a BES in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University, and has completed a Management Development program at Harvard University School of Business. Additionally, he did graduate work in international politics at Catholic University of America, completing all the coursework for a PhD program but not the dissertation.

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