Jeffrey Beck is a successful operating executive and board member with a track record of transforming and scaling industrial technology businesses by synchronizing organic growth, acquisitions, operational excellence and financial discipline.
Since April 2018, Mr. Beck has been an Operating Partner with Artemis Capital Partners, a Boston based middle market private equity firm specializing in industrial technology markets. In this role, Mr. Beck partners with CEO’s and management teams to develop and implement strategic plans designed to enhance a business’ value. He also assists with deal dynamics and talent selection across the firm’s portfolio.
From 2015 through 2018 Mr. Beck was President and CEO of Astrodyne TDI, a PE owned 1,000-employee leader in high performance power supply solutions that enable mission critical systems in medical, semiconductor, aerospace, military and automation industries. Under his leadership EBITDA more than doubled and the business was sold in 2017 resulting in a lucrative exit for shareholders. Prior to joining Astrodyne TDI, Mr. Beck served as President and CEO of Presstek Corporation, the leading provider of commercial scale direct imaging offset printing technologies.
Previously Mr. Beck was COO with iRobot Corporation, (NASDAQ, IRBT). Prior to being appointed COO he was initially recruited as president of the Home (consumer) Robot Division. During Mr. Beck’s five-year tenure at iRobot, the strategies he architected and implemented accelerated revenues, expanded margins and ultimately quadrupled the corporation’s market value.
Before joining iRobot, Mr. Beck served at AMETEK Corporation as SVP/GM of its flagship Aerospace & Defense Division. That division, with over 3,000 employees represented a substantial portion of AMETEK’s sales and profits. Prior to being appointed to lead the Aerospace and Defense Division, Mr. Beck built the Power Systems & Instruments Division from a small initial platform into a highly profitable large strategic division.
Mr. Beck developed many of his business leadership skills serving as a Division President with Danaher Corporation. There he learned and utilized the world-renowned Danaher Business System to build and lead a successful motion control and automation business called Danaher Precision Systems.
Earlier in Mr. Beck’s career he spent ten years with Emerson Electric Corporation progressing through increasing levels of responsibilities in engineering, sales and general management.
Mr. Beck has extensive board experience with public and private corporations in the semiconductor, robotics and automation markets. He served on the board of Sun Edison Semiconductor (NASDAQ Symbol: SEMI) which was acquired in 2016 by an overseas strategic buyer for a substantial premium. He currently serves on the board of inTest Corporation (NASDAQ INTT), Soft Robotics Corporation and ENBI Corporation.
Mr. Beck holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Boston University.