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.
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.
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.
participates on the boards of the Baltimore Medical System
, the Baltimore Museum of Indus¬try
, Banks Construction
, 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
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
did graduate work in international politics at Catholic University of America
, completing all the coursework for a PhD program but not the dissertation.