Roy C. Carriker, PhD
Dr. Carriker is an Advisory Director of Glenthorne Capital and the former vice chairman of Teleflex Incorporated, a diversified $2 billion NYSE listed firm with an extensive portfolio of businesses in the commercial, aerospace and medical markets. In his 26 years with Teleflex, Dr. Carriker’s primary responsibility was growing the Aerospace segment to over $600 million in annual revenue. He also played a major role in transforming Teleflex from a primarily domestic manufacturer to a global provider of goods and services with over 130 operations in 21 countries. During his tenure, Teleflex grew year over year and always achieved annual increases in revenues and earnings.
Dr. Carriker is the founder and chairman of Global Advisors LLC, a firm focusing on strategic counsel in the areas of technology assessment, globalization, acquisitions and divestitures.
Dr. Carriker holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in physics from Washington State University, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut, respectively. His early career focused on the management of technology with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and United Technologies Research Laboratories. He joined HMW Industries where he managed research and development, while engaged in technology based start-ups. While attending the Harvard Business School Dr. Carriker founded Carriker and Associates, a consulting service that assessed the viability of technological innovations being brought to market. After receiving an MBA with honors, he joined Teleflex.
Dr. Carriker is currently a member of the board of directors and CEO of Indivers BV (The Netherlands); a director of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the Wharton School; and a director of the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governor. He is a director of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia. He was formerly a director of Teleflex Incorporated, Selas Corporation of America, Laser Technology, Inc., the Pennsylvania Innovation Network (PIN) and chairman of the Drexel University Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials Advisory Board and the PIN CEO Exchange. He was also the Pennsylvania Innovation Network 1994 Entrepreneur of the Year.