Three Elected to Caltech Board of Trustees
PASADENA, Calif.—Robert T. Jenkins, a retired vice president of Intel; Jon B. Kutler, chairman, chief executive officer, and founder of the Quarterdeck family of companies; and Stewart A. Resnick, chairman and owner of Roll International Corporation, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology. The announcement was made by David Baltimore, president of Caltech.
Jenkins retired from Intel as vice president and director of corporate licensing in May of 1999. He started his career at Fairchild Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratories as a process engineer in 1966. He moved to Intel in 1968, where he held a variety of positions, including manager of die production, manager of microprocessor/peripheral manufacturing, and general manager of the peripheral components division.
He was appointed vice president and general manager of the memory components division in 1986, and as vice president and director of corporate licensing in 1990. He also became chairman of Intel's government affairs committee in 1996.
An alumnus of Caltech with a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a master of science degree in electrical engineering, Jenkins is currently serving on the Caltech Associates board of directors, and is immediate past president of the Associates. He is also an adjunct professor of communication studies at California State University at Sacramento.
Kutler is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a bachelor of science degree in naval architecture. He received his master of business administration degree from Harvard University.
He began his investment banking career on Wall Street in 1984, after serving ten years in various positions in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Goldman Sachs, the First Boston Corporation, and Wasserstein, Perella & Co., before founding Quarterdeck Investment Partners, Inc., in 1992. In 2002, he sold QIP, the leading investment banking firm focused on aerospace and defense transactions, to Jefferies & Company, Inc. Kutler is an internationally recognized expert on aerospace and defense issues. He has written numerous articles, been a frequent television commentator, testified before congressional committees and run a presidential commission. Kutler is also an active investor in the industry, owning several operating companies through Quarterdeck Equity Partners, Inc., a private equity firm.
Resnick has developed and owns a number of successful companies, including Paramount Agribusiness, the largest farming operation of tree crops in the world; POM Wonderful; Teleflora; Fiji Water; the Franklin Mint, and Suterra.
He and his wife, Lynda, have been featured in Art & Antiques magazine as two of the nation's top 100 art collectors. Major galleries have been dedicated in the Resnicks' name at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Resnick holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from UCLA, and a juris doctor degree from UCLA Law School.
Written by Robert Tindol