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Sherwin Greenblatt

Sherwin Greenblatt Bio

Sherwin Greenblatt, retired from Bose Corporation, was the first employee of Dr. Amar Bose, his former professor at MIT. As a project engineer, he worked on the early development of Bose high fidelity loudspeakers and related electronic systems. As the company grew, he held the positions of Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Executive Vice President and, for 15 years, President.

Sherwin was asked to serve as Interim Executive Vice President of M IT in August 2005 by President Susan Hockfield. Prior to this appointment, Sherwin was the Director of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). This program supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective entrepreneurs with experienced volunteer mentors who, through their advice, guidance and contacts, can boost the chances of a start-up's success. He also serves as an outside advisor to a number of start-up companies.

He is a community and professional leader having been a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, served as Chair of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Framingham (Massachusetts) State College. Bose Corporation was a founding member of the Center for Quality of Management and Mr. Greenblatt has been on the CQM Board of Directors since its inception. He is also serves on the Graduate Advisory Board of Babson College.

Mr. Greenblatt received his B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from MIT.

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