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Thomas (Tom) J. Engibous


Thomas (Tom) J. Engibous

Thomas (Tom) J. Engibous
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Thomas (Tom) Engibous is chairman of Texas Instruments, one of the world’s leading electronics companies. He has been a member of the TI Board of Directors since 1996.

Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer from June 1996 through April 2004, when he helped transform the company from a broad-based conglomerate to a semiconductor company focused on making chips for the signal processing markets that have fed the wireless and Internet revolutions. His strategic focus and ability to quickly execute on the elements needed to reconfigure the company laid the foundation for the TI of today – a semiconductor leader in signal processing technology that has gained widespread recognition among customers, the financial community and the general public.

Mr. Engibous joined the company in 1976, the same year he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. Entering TI as an integrated circuit design engineer, he spent his operational career in the company’s Semiconductor business holding management responsibilities in Analog products and application-specific products businesses.

In 1993, Mr. Engibous was elected TI executive vice president and president of the Semiconductor Group, where he turned in record profitability and growth. He remained in this position until his elevation to president and CEO of the company in June 1996.

In addition to his TI duties, Mr. Engibous is a member of the Catalyst board of directors, a nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business. He serves as a trustee of Southern Methodist University and a member of the Purdue University Engineering Visiting Committee. He is a member of the board of directors of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., and serves as a trustee on the Southwest Medical Foundation, the U.S. Japan Business Council, and the National Center for Educational Accountability. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

In addition to his master’s degree, Mr. Engibous earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by Purdue in 1997.