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Tech Museum CEO Peter Giles to Retire

Posted on: December 14, 2004

Breaking news from The Tech this week…

Tech Museum CEO Peter Giles to Retire; Leadership Team and Board of Directors to Build on Museum’s Founding Vision

peteratastc.jpgSAN JOSE, Calif. –(Business Wire)– Dec. 14, 2004 — Peter Giles, President and CEO of The Tech Museum of Innovation, has decided to retire on March 31, 2005, after 18 years of service. Effective immediately, The Tech’s board of directors has promoted Chief Operating Officer Meredith Taylor to President. Egon Zender International has been retained to conduct a national search for a new CEO.

“I am proud of the partnership with the City of San Jose, local businesses, donors and universities that has made The Tech such a unique and special entity. The remarkable teamwork between our amazing staff, board and volunteers has laid a strong foundation for The Tech,” said Peter Giles, The Tech’s CEO. “I am proud of this team for successfully navigating the dot com bubble burst, while continuing to grow the dream of The Tech. We’re more focused than ever on our mission to engage and inspire people of all ages, especially the young. It is now time for new leadership to build on The Tech’s founding vision, and I have no doubt in the team’s abilities to further our work after my departure.”

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