Walter Burgess, VP of Sales & Engineering at Power Technology, Inc., is a Central Arkansas native with over 18 years of experience in the laser and photonics industry. Walter’s managerial responsibilities include technical direction, product design, production commercialization, overseeing team performance, developing and managing relationships with key customers, managing the sales process from implementation through closing, and P&L responsibility.
As an active community leader Walter serves as a board member of the Museum of Discovery, is a member of Accelerate Arkansas, and is the current Vice Chairman of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. A strong supporter of higher education and advancing technology in the state, he is a member of the UCA College of Math & Science Dean’s Advisory Board as well as the UALR College of Science Dean’s Advisory Board. Industry accomplishments include active roles with two magazine editorial boards.
Walter is a past member of Arkansas Business Publishing Groups ’40 Under 40’ class, and has helped Power Technology win the 2008 Arkansas Business of the Year Award as well as the 2010 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade.