Thomas D. Weldon

(BSIE 1977)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (2007)
The Innovation Factory
BSIE 1977
For his outstanding record as an inventor and for entrepreneurial leadership that has significantly advanced the frontiers of medical technology
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2006)
Co-founder & Chairman, The Innovation Factory
Co-founder & Chairman, Novoste Corporation
Co-founder & Managing Director, Accuitive Medical Ventures
"I believe that few people choosing their major in college really know what they will be doing professionally ten to twenty years later. I chose Industrial Engineering at Purdue because I felt it would provide a relatively broad technical background. Since then, I have started over a dozen companies and have over two dozen issued patents. My BSIE degree has been instrumental in both product development as well as a perfect combination with an MBA to facilitate high tech company creation."