November 22, 2023
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Teledyne Chairman Mehrabian will step back into CEO’s office


Robert Mehrabian

Teledyne Technologies Chairman Robert Mehrabian, who spent two decades as the company’s CEO, will step back into that post when Teledyne’s current CEO, Al Pichelli, retires on Oct. 15.

Mehrabian is Pichelli’s predecessor as well as his successor — Pichelli took over as CEO on Jan. 1, 2019 when Mehrabian stepped down. Mehrabian was president and CEO in 1999 and 2000 and chairman, president and CEO from 2000 to 2018. When he becomes CEO and president again in October, he will keep his position as board chairman.

Mehrabian was an executive at Allegheny Teledyne Inc. from 1997 until the company spun off Teledyne Technologies in 1999. Before that, he had a long career in academia, including serving as president of Carnegie Mellon University from 1990 to 1997 and dean of engineering at UC Santa Barbara from 1983 to 1990.

Teledyne announced his return to the CEO post on Aug. 30. The company also announced the promotion of three other executives. Edwin Roks was promoted to executive vice president, and will also remain president of Teledyne’s Digital Imaging unit, which includes the recently acquired assets of Flir Systems.

Jason VanWees, the current executive vice president, will become vice chairman with responsibility for strategy, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations and margin improvement programs. And George C. Bobb III will become senior vice president and will remain president of Teledyne’s Aerospace and Defense Electronics Segment.