L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr.
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2008
L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr., a senior executive with Intel Corporation who retired at the end of last year, has been named the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for this spring.
With nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena, Agatstein will tap his deep understanding and expertise in emerging markets to teach a quarter-long MBA course focused on innovation for the developing world.
During his 27 years at Intel, Agatstein established a proven track record of innovation of production products. For the past three years, Agatstein served as vice president of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of the chipmaker’s Emerging Markets Platform Group.
Based at Intel’s Sacramento-area campus in Folsom the past 15 years, Agatstein frequently travelled around the world and grew a passion for helping those in the developing world with computing technology that fit their needs. He led teams that rolled out tailored solutions in Cairo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Bangalore.
Most recently, Agatstein was the driving force behind the strategy, definition and successful shipment of the Intel-powered classmate PC, a small, rugged and personalized laptop for children in the developing world.
“This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to bring my global innovation experience to the classroom of a nationally ranked business school in the state I call home,” said Agatstein. “Together, we will explore the reality of innovation. I am confident that with the expertise and energy of the students, guest speakers, faculty and staff of Graduate School of Management, we will have a very interactive classroom and a great learning experience for all.”
Agatstein graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s of science degree in material science from Rice University. He holds several patents for advances in voltage regulation for microprocessors and integrated circuit packages.