Robert A. Kleist

Founding Partner, President & CEO | Printronix, Inc.Kleist, Robert

Education
BS Electrical Engineering, Kansas University; MS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Initiated Triangle
Kansas Chapter, 1949

Family
Wife: Barbara; Children: Marsha, Carla, Wanda and six grandchildren

Experience
Robert Kleist was a founder of Printronix Inc. in 1974 and currently serves as President, CEO and a Director of the Irvine, California headquartered global company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of computer printers for business and industrial applications.

Bob’s previous experience includes being a co-founder and executive of Pertec Computer Corporation, as well as, engineering and management assignments at Ampex, Link Aviation and Magnavox. Bob holds 17 patents for peripherals and control systems and received a BSEE degree from Kansas University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.

He has served on the Seagate Technology Board of Directors, the Stanford Engineering Advisory Committee and actively supports Engineering and Computer Science education at Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine.

Activities
Member, UC Irvine CEO Roundtable; Member, UC Irvine School of Engineering Advisory Board

Associations
Member, AeA; Member, Technet; Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Hobbies
Four Wheel Driving and Skiing

Inducted
2003