David Vieau

Former President & CEO, A123 Systems, Inc.

David Vieau

David Vieau is the President and Chief Executive Officer of A123 Systems, bringing more than thirty years of experience and leadership in developing rapid-growth technology and component businesses. Applying his expertise to A123 Systems, Mr. Vieau has led the expansion of A123 from its initial creation to more than 1,600 employees. Under his leadership, the company has received nearly $350 million in private financing and $349 million in government grants and loans. Most recently, he led the company through its initial public offering in September of 2009. 

Prior to A123 Systems, Mr. Vieau held corporate officer positions at American Power Conversion [NASDAQ: APCC], serving as VP of Marketing and VP of Worldwide Business Development. During his nine years at APC, Mr. Vieau helped grow the company from $50MM to $1.5B, becoming the world leader in power protection for IT markets and employing 6,000 globally. 

Mr. Vieau serves as a Board Member for Avocent [NASDAQ: AVCT], a leading global provider of IT infrastructure management solutions for enterprise data centers. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1972.

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