Dreyfoos and Viterbi Joins Board of Trustees
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., chairman and owner of The Dreyfoos
Group in Palm Beach, Florida, and Andrew J. Viterbi, president
of The Viterbi Group, LLC, of San Diego, California, have
been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research
Dreyfoos owns and directs The Dreyfoos Group, a private
capital management firm that grew out of his previous ventures.
These include the Photo Electronics Corporation, a company
he formed in 1963 to manufacture electronic equipment for
the photographic industry, and WPEC-TV-12, the CBS affiliate
in West Palm Beach, in which he owned a controlling interest
from 1973 to 1996.
Viterbi heads the Viterbi Group, LLC, a firm he co-founded
with his daughter, Audrey Viterbi, in 2000 to advise and invest
in startup companies, predominately in the wireless communications
and network infrastructure fields. Viterbi is also known as
co-founder of QUALCOMM Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer
of mobile satellite communications and digital wireless telephony.
"The Scripps Research Institute is fortunate to have two
such distinguished and experienced individuals on our Board
of Trustees," said Scripps Research President Richard A. Lerner.
"Both bring leadership skills and experience in business,
technology development, public service, and philanthropy."
The 29-member board oversees the La Jolla-based Scripps
Research Institute, one of the world's largest private, nonprofit
biomedical research organizations, and its new division in
Palm Beach County, Florida. Scripps Research is at the forefront
of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most
fundamental processes of life. It is internationally recognized
for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology,
chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular
diseases, and synthetic vaccine development.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr.
Dreyfoos holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
He is an inventor, holding 10 U.S. and numerous foreign patents
in the fields of electronics and photography.
His Photo Electronics Corporation designed and manufactured
the digital image processing Professional Video Analyzing
Computer used by color laboratories for making high quality
photographs. The company also invented the LaserColor printer,
which produced electronically generated color prints from
color slides. In 1971, the company received an "Oscar" from
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its development
of a motion picture video analyzer.
Dreyfoos was instrumental in forming and served as the first
chairman of the Palm Beach County Council of the Arts. He
spearheaded efforts to build a world-class performing arts
center in Palm Beach County and continues to serve as chairman
of $67 million Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing
Arts, which opened in 1992.
He is a lifetime trustee of the MIT Corporation, serving
on several of its visiting committees. The Dreyfoos Building
at MIT, designed by Frank Gehry, is nearing completion.
In 1997, Dreyfoos made the largest private contribution
to a public school in Florida when he pledged $1 million to
support Palm Beach County's public arts magnet high school,
subsequently named for him.
He serves on numbers public and nonprofit boards and has
received numerous distinctions for community involvement.
Andrew J. Viterbi
Viterbi holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and a
Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. From 1957
to 1963, he was a member of the Communications Research Section
of the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
where he was one of the first communications engineers to
propose digital transmission techniques for space and satellite
From 1963 to 1973, he was an internationally recognized
professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School
of Engineering and Applied Science. He is currently Professor
Emeritus at UC San Diego.
Prior to co-founding QUALCOMM in 1985, Viterbi co-founded
LINKABIT Corporation, a digital communications company where
he served as executive vice president, then president.
The author of numerous research papers and three books,
Viterbi has been recognized for his leadership and substantial
contributions to communications theory and its industrial
applications. All four international standards for digital
cellular telephony and most digital satellite communications
systems use the algorithm he developedthe Viterbi algorithmfor
Viterbi's many awards include honorary doctorates from universities
in this country, Canada, Italy, and Israel. He is a member
of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the National
Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Arts and
Sciences. He is a trustee of the University of Southern California
and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley,
and a board member of the Burnham Institute and the Scripps
Cancer Center. From 1997 to 2001, he was a member of the President's
Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., who owns
and directs The Dreyfoos Group, holds 10 U.S. and numerous
foreign patents in the fields of electronics and photography.
Andrew J. Viterbi, who heads the Viterbi
Group, LLC, has authored numerous research papers and three
books making substantial contributions to communications theory
and its industrial applications.