Frank P. Carrubba was executive vice president and chief technical officer of Royal Philips Electronics, a $68 billion company headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Before retiring in 1997, Mr. Carrubba was responsible for corporate research and advanced development, corporate factory technology, worldwide manufacturing policy, standards, patents and trademarks, corporate purchasing and worldwide multimedia strategy. He was also responsible for coordinating research and development policy and subsidies with the governments of The Netherlands and the European Union. Prior to that position, Mr. Carrubba had been a member of the Philips Group Management Committee.
In 1985, Mr. Carrubba was appointed to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the U.S. Government and later participated as a technical advisor to the Council on American Competitiveness. In 1987, he served as a member of the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP), a private organization of U.S. companies advising the U.S. Government and the Working Group on the Academic Research Enterprise of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1994, he was appointed chairman of the Information Technology Task Force for the European Commission and served as an active member of the Commission’s Fourth Framework Program for technology development and demonstration.
Mr. Carrubba holds a bachelor's degree in Operations Management and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven, and is the recipient of a 1988 Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University. He also is a 2005 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mr. Carrubba has five children and six grandchildren. He and his wife, Patricia Carrubba, reside in Healdsburg, Calif., and are involved in the daily management of their vineyard business.