People: Astrotech Corp (ASTC.O)
12 Mar 2014
Mr. Thomas B. Pickens, III., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Astrotech Corp. Mr. Pickens was named Astrotech’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2007 and Chairman in February 2008. Mr. Pickens also serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of 1st Detect and Astrogenetix and as Chairman of ASO, all of which are subsidiaries of Astrotech. In 1985, Mr. Pickens founded T.B. Pickens & Co., a company that provides consulting services to corporations, public institutions, and start-up organizations. Additionally, Mr. Pickens is the Managing Partner and Founder of Tactic Advisors, Inc., a company specializing in corporate turnarounds on behalf of creditors and investors. Since 1985, Mr. Pickens has served as President of T.B. Pickens & Co. Mr. Pickens also served as a member of the board of directors of Advocate MD, Inc., a leading Texas-based medical liability insurance holding company from 2006 until 2011. From 1991 to 2002, Mr. Pickens was the Founder and Chairman of U.S. Utilities, Inc., a company which operated 114 water and sewer utilities on behalf of various companies affiliated with Mr. Pickens. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Pickens was Founder and Chairman of the Code Corporation. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Pickens was the Chairman of Catalyst Energy Corporation and was Chairman of United Thermal Corporation (NYSE). Mr. Pickens was also the President of Golden Bear Corporation, Slate Creek Corporation, Eury Dam Corporation, Century Power Corporation, and Vidilia Hydroelectric Corporation. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Pickens founded Beta Computer Systems, Inc., and Sumpter Partners, and was the General Partner of Grace Pickens Acquisition L.P.
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