John E. Major, ENGD, HC

Mr. Major is the founder and President of MTSG, a private investment, consulting and governance company. He previously serves as Chairman of the Board of Broadcom, Inc., a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications.

Mr. Major has also held Chief Executive positions at Novatel Wireless, Inc., a wireless data access solutions company, and Wireless Knowledge, a San Diego-based joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and QUALCOMM. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge in 1998, Mr. Major served as corporate Executive Vice President of QUALCOMM and President of its Wireless Infrastructure Division. He is currently on the boards of Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse Inc., Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, and ORBCOMM Inc.

Mr. Major participates in several industry, research, and educational organizations and is currently Chairman Emeritus of EvoNexus, a nonprofit organization created to support the growth and success of the San Diego area communications industry. He is the former Chairman of the University of Illinois Chicago Engineering School Advisory Board and the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Advisory Committee.

He has a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. Major holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from Northwestern University Kellogg School and a J.D. from Loyola University. Mr. Major received an honorary doctorate from Westminster College and in 2019, an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2002, he received the Meliora Citation for Career Achievement from the University of Rochester. He holds 10 US patents.

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