Executive Team

 

The Astrotech leadership team includes management executives as well as industry and technology experts. Our experience and expertise are what separate us from other industry players.

Thomas B. Pickens, III

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Thomas Pickens III was named CEO of Astrotech in January 2007 and Chairman in February 2008. Mr. Pickens brings historical understanding of Astrotech and provides the Board with in-depth knowledge of Astrotech's and its various industries' challenges and opportunities. Mr. Pickens was intimately involved with the transformation of... Read more

Eric N. Stober

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

Eric Stober has been the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Astrotech Corporation
since November 2013. Mr. Stober joined the Company in August of 2008. Mr. Stober brings significant experience in private equity, finance and business start-ups. Prior to joining the Company, he worked at the private... Read more

Raj Mellacheruvu

Chief Operating Officer

Rajesh Mellacheruvu has been Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since February 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mellacheruvu was the Managing Director of Noumenon Consulting, Inc., providing consultant services on product strategy, management and business operation to 1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary... Read more

Board of Directors

Thomas B. Pickens, III

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Pickens was named Astrotech’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2007 and Chairman in February 2008. Mr. Pickens is the Managing Partner and Founder of Tactic Advisors, Inc., a company specializing in corporate turnarounds on behalf of creditors and investors... Read more

Mark Adams

Founder, President and CEO, Advocate MD Financial Group, Inc.

Mr. Adams founded Advocate, MD Financial Group, Inc., a leading Texas-based medical liability insurance holding company. Mr. Adams has served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Adams also founded several other companies, including. the Endowment Development Group, Murphy Adams Restaurant Group, Small Business United, ETMG, LLC and Sozo Global... Read more

Daniel T. Russler, Jr

Principal, Family Asset Management LLC

Daniel Russler has more than 25 years of capital markets, development and entrepreneurial experiences, including an extensive background in sales and trading of a broad variety of equity, fixed income and private placement securities... Read more

Ronald W. (Ron) Cantwell

President of VC Holdings, Inc.

Ron Cantwell is President of VC Holdings, Inc., through which Mr. Cantwell provides advisory services in corporate and project investment structuring, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and operations management. In addition, Mr. Cantwell has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Group, Inc.... Read more

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Tom Wilkinson

Former CEO of Xplore Technologies

Mr. Wilkinson is the former Chief Executive Officer of Xplore Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:XPLR), which was sold to Zebra Technologies in August 2018 at a significant premium. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wilkinson served as the Chief Financial Officer of this international rugged tablet company... Read more