Trevor O. Jones
Board of Advisors
Trevor O. Jones is a lifelong engineering pioneer and founded the International Development Corporation, a technology consulting company, in 1987.
Most recently, Mr. Jones served as chairman and chief executive officer of ElectroSonics Medical Inc., a biomedical device company he co-founded in 2007. Mr. Jones earlier founded BIOMEC, a company involved in the development and commercialization of biomedical devices, and served as its chairman until the firm was acquired by the Texas-based firm Greatbatch Inc. Mr. Jones also held leadership positions in such companies as TRW Inc., General Motors and the Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., a producer of flat glass for the automobile and construction industries. While at GM he directed such major initiatives as the B-52 bombing navigational system production program, advanced military avionic systems and Apollo lunar and command module computers.
Mr. Jones has received 16 patents, and has lectured and authored papers on automotive electronics, occupant safety, fuel cells, international human resource management and entrepreneurship. He also has received many of the most esteemed awards in innovation and industry in the U.S. and Great Britain. In 1982, for example, Mr. Jones was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, among the highest honors awarded in the field. In addition, he is also a Lifetime Associate of the National Research Council and Life Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Moreover, he is a fellow of the British Institute of Electrical Engineers and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (FRSA).
Mr. Jones received the U.S. Department of Transportation of Safety Award for Engineering Excellence in 1978, and, in 1991, received the H.H. Bliss Award from the Center for Study of Responsive Law. Both awards recognized his pioneering contributions to automotive inflatable occupant restraint systems development.
In 2006, Cleveland State University awarded Mr. Jones an honorary Doctor of Science degree and cited him for outstanding developments in fuel cell and biomedical device technologies. In 2014, Mr. Jones was named a 2014 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a distinction awarded to esteemed innovators and inventors worldwide.