Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 7, 1998

M. Peter Thomas – Superconductor Technologies Inc (scon)

M. PETER THOMAS became President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Superconductor Technologies Inc. effective April 7, 1997. Prior to April 1997, Mr. Thomas was President and Chief Executive Officer of First Pacific Networks, Inc., a cable telephony systems company, from June 1995 to January 1997. From August 1991 to May 1995, Mr. Thomas consulted with The Stanbridge Group, a company he co-founded. Mr. Thomas also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson North America, Inc., the North American operating subsidiary of Sweden's LM Ericsson. The North American operation included divisions providing cellular infrastructure systems, central office switching systems, loop transmission systems, PABXs, and copper and fiber-optic cable products. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Thomas was President and Chief Operating Officer of Telenova, Inc., a startup voice and data PABX manufacturer, and President of the ITT Telecom Network Systems Division, a network telecommunications systems business. He also served as General Manager of four divisions at Northern Telecom, Ltd., the last being the DMS 10 Switching Division, Nortel's first digital switching division in the US. Mr. Thomas received his BSE in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Profile
TWST: Please give us a background summary to place us into context as to

what you see as your company and your business today?

Mr. Thomas: Superconductor Technologies is an 11-year-old