Dr. Beavers previously led the commercialization of advanced electronics, automation systems, advanced materials, medical devices and clean technologies for SRI (Stanford Research Institute). He was also CEO and Chairman of the Board of Averatek Corporation, an SRI spin-out venture that serves the printed circuit industry with fine-line, three-dimensional metallization products and services.
Prior to SRI, Dr. Beavers was founding CEO of Artificial Muscle, Inc., which licensed SRI electro-active polymer technology and was acquired by Bayer AG. Before that, he was CEO of Thomson Industries, a global linear motion systems company based in New York that was eventually acquired by Danaher Corporation. His prior positions included CEO of ITP Systems, a factory floor systems integration company, CEO of Applicon, Inc., one of the original computer aided design systems companies, CEO of Schlumberger Automation Systems Asia, General Manager of General Electric Vision Systems Business, and Managing Partner of Supply Chain Management Consulting at PwC.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Houston
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Houston
M.B.A. in Financial Management, Boston University
*Roadmap to the e-Factory*, CRC Press, March 2001
*Life Wins!*, Palma Sola Publishing, July 2010
*The Digital Future: Hopeful or Hopeless", Palma Sola Publishing, May 2017
US 8,895,874: Indium-less Transparent Metalized Layers, (Nov 25, 2014)
Beavers, A. N., “Executing the e-Factory Roadmap”, Auerbach Publications, 20 pages, June 2001, CRC Press, LLC.
Beavers, A. N., “How to Get the Right Product, to the Right Market, at the Right Time,” Coopers & Lybrand Management Consulting Services Solutions for Business, April 1997.
Beavers, A. N., “Tackling a Tough Electronics Equipment Market”, Electronics, 19-20, Jan, 1987.
Beavers, A. N., and Weiler, R., “Beavers Now Great in Business,” Nashville Banner, 4, Feb 1, 1984.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., “The Matrix Sign Function and Computations in Systems,” Applied Mathematics and Computation 2, 63-94, 1976.
Beavers, A. N., Gentry, D. E., and Kasper, J. F. , “Evaluation of Real-Time Algorithms for Omega Propagation Prediction,” Journal of the Institute of Navigation, 22, No. 3, 252-258, Fall 1975.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., “The Matrix Sign Function and Computations in Systems,” IEEE Proceedings Special Issue on System Theory, 1975.
Beavers, A. N., “A Computer Analysis of Three Technical Filters for Portfolio Decisions,” Boston University (FI820), Dec., 1975.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., “A New Solution Method for Quadratic Matrix Equations, Mathematical Biosciences 20, 135-143, 1974.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., "A New Similarity Transformation Method For Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors,' Mathematical Biosciences 21, 143-169, 1974.
Beavers, A.N., and Denman, E. D., "Asymptotic Solutions to the Matrix Riccati Equation," Mathematical Biosciences, 20, 339-344, 1974.
Beavers, A. N., "A New Similarity Transformation Method For Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors,' EE Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Houston Publications, 1-63, May 1973.
Beavers, A. N. and Denman, E. D., "A New Algorithm for Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, " Seventh Asilomar Conference on Circuits and Systems, Nov. 1973, Pacific Grove, Cal.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., "A computational Method for Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a Matrix with Real Eigenvalues, " Numerisch Mathematik, 21, 389-396, 1973.
Beavers, A. N., “A New Solution Method for Quadratic Matrix Equations”, EE Masters Degree Thesis, University of Houston Publications, 1-58, May 1972.
Beavers, A. N., and Cook, G. E., "Application of the Fast Fourier Transform to the Numerical Solution of Mismatched Differential Equations, " Proceedings, 11th IEEE Region III Convention, April 1972.
Beavers, A. N., and Denman, E. D., "The Matrix Sturm-Liouville and Riccati Equations, " Fifth Asilomar Conference on Circuits and Systems, Nov. 1971, Pacific Grove, Cal.
Poulos, J.C., Beavers, A.,“Network Operating Systems: A Concept and Protocol; Trends and Applications: Computer Network Protocols”, IEEE Communications, 1980.
Durboraw, I. N., III, Beavers, A. N., AIAA-1974-891, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanics and Control of Flight Conference, Anaheim, Calif., Aug 5-9, 1974.
Beavers, A.N., Givans, C.J., “Technology Transfer in Military Communications”, A Booz, I Hamilton - Conference Digest, 1976 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.