Robert A. Kleist, Founder and Chairman, Printronix, Inc. on Entrepreneurship
Winter Quarter 2012 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Featuring Robert A. Kleist
Founder and Chairman
Free and open to the public
Robert Kleist founded Printronix in 1974 and served as its president, CEO and director. His previous experience included co-founding Pertec Computer Corporation and serving in engineering and management assignments at Ampex, Link Aviation and Magnavox. Kleist holds 17 patents for peripheral and control systems, and he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He has served on the Seagate Technology board of directors, the Stanford Engineering Advisory Committee, and UC Irvine The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science Advisory Boards. He is a co-author of the 2005 book, "RFID Labeling: Smart Labeling Concepts & Applications for the Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chain."
The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.
For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.