The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Mark Eaton (1988)
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
consortium research management
Japanese technology & industrial policy
start-up company management
technology alliances & licensing
trade and competitiveness
Bio

Mark Eaton is ​president and ​CEO of ​Stellarray Inc.,​ a company he ​founded in 2008 ​as a spin-off ​of Stellar ​Micro Devices (​SMD). ​Stellarray ​develops and ​manufactures ​flat panel ​radiation ​sources and ​systems, using ​them to solve ​important ​problems in ​irradiation and ​imaging. The ​first branded ​product is a ​self-contained ​blood ​irradiator (​SCBI) which ​uses the ​company’s ​proprietary ​flat panel x-​ray sources (​FPXS) to ensure ​the safety of ​transfusion ​blood supplies. ​Stellarray’​s digitally ​addressable ​“​smart” x-​ray sources ​enable CT ​systems with no ​moving parts ​for improved ​medical and ​industrial ​imaging at ​drastically ​lower radiation ​doses. Systems ​currently under ​development ​include a more ​accurate ​digital ​mammography ​system, a field ​portable CT ​system for ​military and ​emerging market ​use, and ​parallel ​imaging sources ​for phase ​contrast ​imaging and ​dose reduction. ​

Mr. Eaton ​previously ​built SMD into ​a successful ​R&D firm in the ​area of vacuum ​microelectronics,​ with ​accomplishments ​in microwave ​devices, 3D ​displays and ​vacuum ​transistors. ​Before founding ​SMD he was vice ​president for ​strategy and ​development at ​the Microelectronics ​and Computer ​Technology ​Corporation (​MCC), a ​consortium of ​US technology ​companies, ​following which ​he assisted ​several MCC ​members and ​spin-offs in ​business ​development, ​technology ​licensing, and ​strategic ​alliances. ​

Mr. Eaton was ​previously vice ​consul for ​economic and ​technology ​affairs at the ​US Consulate in ​Osaka-Kobe, ​Japan. He has ​served as an ​advisor to the ​US Defense ​Manufacturing ​Board and ​Congressional ​Office of ​Technology ​Assessment. ​

Mr. Eaton was ​educated at the ​Johns Hopkins ​University (BA, ​with general ​and departmental ​honors, 1977), ​the Johns ​Hopkins School ​of Advanced ​International ​Studies (MA, ​with distinction,​ 1980) and ​Harvard ​Business School ​(program for ​Management ​Development, ​1990). He has ​written on ​Japanese ​industrial ​policy, ​technology ​forecasting, ​and the use of ​strategic ​alliances in ​technology ​development. Mr.​ Eaton is named ​as inventor for ​five issued US ​patents and ​several patents ​pending.​

All Fellows
Kaisa Still
Liz Brailsford
Shunsuke Managi
Manhar Singh
Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
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