Donald R. Beall
Retired Chairman and CEO, Rockwell
Donald R. Beall retired from Rockwell in 1998 after a 30-year career. He served as president of the company for 10 years and then served as chairman and CEO for the next 10 years. Under his leadership, Rockwell became a global leader in aerospace, electronics and automotive markets. An alumnus of SJSU, Mr. Beall earned his bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering in 1960. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961.
Founder & CEO, A10 Networks, Inc. & Co-founder, Foundry Networks, Inc.
Mr. Chen has founded three companies. The most recent is A10 Networks, Inc., a venture-funded private company headquartered in San José. Its mission is to build the most innovative and fast networks, while also providing security solutions. He is also the co-founder of Foundry Networks, Inc., of which he served as Vice President of Engineering, and is a founding member and architect of Centillion Networks (acquired by Bay Networks) in Sunnyvale. Mr. Lee Chen earned his bachelor’s in Electrophysics from the National Chiao-Tung University of Taiwan in 1976 and his master’s in Electrical Engineering from SJSU in 1982.
Charles W. Davidson
Founder, Charles W. Davidson Co.
Charles W. Davidson is one of the Bay Area’s largest home developers and founded several companies, including DKB Homes; L&D Construction; DKD Property Management; Davidson Homes; and the Charles W. Davidson Co., Consulting Civil Engineers. In the 1980s, he was one of the largest builders of subsidized housing in Northern California. In 1992, Davidson established a foundation that supports the arts, higher education and human services organizations. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from SJSU in 1957.
Sr. Vice President of World Wide Marketing, Cypress Semiconductor
Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Google
After working for several startup companies, including Netscape, Kordestani joined Google in 1999 and is well known in the high-tech industry for developing the business model that capitalized on the powerful, new internet search engine. As Google's "business founder," Kordestani led the development and implementation of the company's initial business model, which brought the company to profitability in record time. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from SJSU in 1984 and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1991.
Joseph E. Louis
President, Louis Engineering Corporation & M. J. M. Land Development Company Inc.
Joe Louis is the President of Louis Engineering Corporation. It specializes in land development design and subdividing property, and planning for roads, utilities, and other elements of infrastructure. He has been an active leader in the community. Mr. Louis co-founded the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) and founded the Arab American Congress of Silicon Valley. He has headed other organizations, such as the California Society of Professional Engineers, and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association. Mr. Louis earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from SJSU in 1969.
Senior Vice President, Technical Support Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Joe Pinto is Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Cisco, the leader in world-changing technology. He joined Cisco in 1991 and has successfully evolved the traditionally phone-based Technical Services function by developing an industry-leading web-based support component. He is active in philanthropic work, serving on the boards of the Cisco Foundation and establishing the Pinto Family Foundation to assist northern California health, education, and welfare groups. He is chair of the Engineering Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Pinto has a B.A. in Business from Golden Gate University.
Managing Partner, InnoBridge Venture Capital
David Weng was an Engineering Director in the Internet Technologies Division of Cisco Systems. He established the Software Engineering Solutions and Automated Network Testing Infrastructure from scratch. In May 2003, he retired from Cisco after 11-years tenure. Prior to Cisco, he worked for Hewlett-Packard for seven years and managed networking software development projects at the Information Networks Division. Mr. Weng received his M.S. in Computer Science Engineering from SJSU in 1983.