Silicon Valley Engineering Council
2001 Hall of Fame Recipients
Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg
Robert Frankenberg formed Encanto Networks, Inc., a leading provider of eBusiness software and services to small business, and has presided as President/ CEO since June 1997. His prior accomplishments include developing and designing computers, networks, software systems, programs, and related technology. He created many firsts in the computer industry and holds two computer design patents as well as two pending applications.
Mr. Frankenberg is an accomplished business executive, community leader, and entrepreneur. He was the Chairman/President/CEO of Novell, Inc. from 1994-1996, leading that company through a major strategy change to focus on the network software business. Prior to that, he held various positions at Hewlett-Packard moving up the corporate ladder, beginning in 1969 as a manufacturing engineer, to design engineer, software designer, project manager, engineering and marketing executive, and general manager. He became a corporate Vice President in 1990 and Group General Manager of the Personal Information Products Group in 1991, with responsibility for HPs personal computer, PC server, networking, office software, and consumer product lines. Under his leadership HPs PC business soared from 26th in market share to 7th.
His professional and community service includes membership on various boards, including public companies such as Daw Technologies, ElectroGlas, National Semiconductor, and ScanSoft, and private companies - Kinzan.com, Lowrates USA.com, and Metrix. He presently serves on community boards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Westminster College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Frankenbergs education includes degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Graduate School. He is widely published, a frequent public speaker, and has received numerous awards throughout his distinctive career.
Dr. Frank S. Greene, Jr.
Dr. Frank Greene is a venture capitalist, operating business executive, engineer and technologist with 34 years of experience. As an engineer he developed high-speed computer systems and founded ZeroOne Systems, Inc., a large systems software and services company. There he successfully marketed and established the facility for the first Cray super computer installation at NASA, Ames Research Center. He served as President/CEO of ZeroOne Systems for four years before it was acquired by Sterling Software and continued to manage the company for two years after the sale.
In 1971 he founded Technology Development Corporation (TDC), a software company for testing of electronic systems. Under his direction as President/CEO for 14 years, TDC became a $30 million company and completed an IPO in 1985. Dr. Greene had also developed one of the fastest semiconductor memory systems while associated with the technical staff at Fairchild Research and Development Labs.
Dr. Greene in 1993 was a founding general partner of New Vista Capital and the New Vista Capital Funds I and II. Among his accomplishments there, he provided management direction in the successful completion of the first IPO of Networked Picture Systems, Inc., and was a member of the Board of Directors and President of Networked Picture Systems. The New Vista Capital group of private equity venture capital funds totals $50 million. Dr. Greene continues there as Managing Director.
He has received numerous awards for his accomplishments, and for his service to the engineering profession and the community. His education includes a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. William F. Miller
Dr. William Millers outstanding career has demonstrated a life-long commitment to education and foremost to the engineering profession. At Stanford University his credentials include Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, School of Engineering; Co-Director of Executive Education Programs for Strategic Uses of IT & Strategy/ Entrepreneurship in the IT Industry; Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Graduate School of Business; Vice President for Research; and Vice President/Provost.
He has contributed to his profession as a researcher, executive, entrepreneur, mentor, and advisor. Currently he serves on various business and professional as well as government and public service boards. These include Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corporation and Inprise Corporation; Board of Directors of Xpeed, Inc., Data Digest, Inc., and CommerceNet; and Advisory Board for Dejima, Inc., Best3C, Inc., and Presidio Venture Partners, LLC to name but a few. Public service boards include the US-China Relations Committee; US National Committee PECC; Board of Advisors, Smart Valley Japan; Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum; and member, California Council on Science and Technology.
Past positions likewise are too numerous to list, but include CEO Emeritus of SRI International; founding leader of JV:SV Network; Vice Chairman of Smart Valley, Inc.; Founder, Board Chairman/CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center; and member of the National Science Board and the National Research Council.
Dr. Miller is a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering. His education includes a Ph.D. in Physics (56) and an Honorary DSc. (72) from Purdue University. He has received the David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award, the Order of Civil Merit by the President of the Republic of Korea as well as numerous other honors.