Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 26, 1999

Richard M. Beyer – Inc (fvcx)

RICHARD M. BEYER is President and Chief Executive Officer of FVC.COM in Santa Clara, California. Mr. Beyer joined FVC.COM in January, 1999, to propel this world leader in enterprise video networking into the next millennium. FVC.COM offers a broad family of interactive video, streaming video and multi-service access products. Designed for high- quality video delivery, integrated with voice and data, these products enable applications such as distance learning, corporate communications, virtual meetings and telemedicine. With unique expertise in video over broadband, IP, and legacy networks, FVC.COM delivers all types of video across enterprise Intranets and the Next Generation Internet (NGI). Prior to joining FVC.COM, Mr. Beyer was President and Chief Operating Officer of VLSI Technology, Inc. in San Jose, California from 1996 through 1998, and was responsible for all semiconductor activities, including all product divisions, the manufacturing operations, and corporate communications. During Mr. Beyer's tenure, VLSI designed and manufactured custom integrated circuits for specific target markets, including wireless communications, networking, consumer digital entertainment and advanced computing markets. Before joining VLSI Technology, Inc., Mr. Beyer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor. He assumed that position in June, 1995. Mr. Beyer joined National Semiconductor in February 1993, and was the President of the company's Communications and Computing Group. During Mr. Beyer's tenure, National Semiconductor was a Fortune 500 corporation. Before joining National, Mr. Beyer served in a number of senior managerial positions in the telecommunications and computer industries. He was Vice President and General Manager of the Switching Systems Division of Rockwell International. Previously, he was a Division Vice President and General Manager at ITT Telecom (and then within Alcatel after its acquisition of ITT Telecom). Prior to affiliation with Alcatel/ITT, Mr. Beyer was a management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., a New York management consulting firm. He also held senior management positions with Burroughs Corporation in London and Vienna, overseeing that company's business activities in the former USSR and Eastern Europe. Mr. Beyer served three years as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Russian from Georgetown University as well as an M.B.A. degree in marketing and international business from Columbia University. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a capsule description of

FVC.COM-your history, products, customer, those kinds of things?

Mr. Beyer: The company was started in October of '93 by