Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Robert Mehrabian is an Armenian-American materials scientist who has been the Chairman, President and Chief Technology Officer of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (TDY) since 2000 except for a brief period, January 1, 2019, to October 15, 2021, when he assumed the position of Executive Chairman. He was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mehrabian held various Senior Executive positions at Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated (ATI) starting in July 1997, prior to the spin-off of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated in November 1999. Previously he spent 30 years in Academia starting as a young professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ending as President of Carnegie Mellon University (1990–1997). He has served on the board of directors of several public companies, including Mellon Financial Corporation and its successor, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (1994-2011) and PPG Industries, Inc. (1992-2014).
Mehrabian holds bachelor and Doctor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He left MIT in 1975 where he was an Associate Professor. From 1975 to 1979, he was Professor of Metallurgy and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. From 1983 to 1990, he served as Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara before his appointment as President of Carnegie Mellon University in 1990.
Mehrabian also spent four years in the Senior Executive Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce where he initiated numerous government/industry programs that became models for such cooperative efforts. During his U.C. Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University tenures, he spun-off several high technology companies. An internationally recognized authority on advanced technologies, Mehrabian also served as senior advisor in manufacturing and high technology processes to a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Mehrabian holds eight U.S. and more than 40 foreign patents. He has authored 139 technical papers and edited six books in the field of materials science and engineering. His awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow and distinguished Life Member of the American Society of Metals International (ASM), the Henry Marion Howe Medal of the ASM, and a Fellow and Leadership Award recipient of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). His honorary degrees include Sc.D. from Carnegie Mellon and L.H.D. from Chatham College.