Bob Geolas is president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. Geolas joined the Research Triangle Foundation in November 2011 and coordinates initiatives and efforts to ensure the Park remains at the forefront of technology and applied science. He leads the Foundation in achieving its mission of creating opportunities for all of North Carolina by repositioning RTP to respond to new realities and re-invent itself to meet the demands of the 21st Century.
Geolas brings more than 20 years of experience to RTP and has a proven track record of leveraging world-class education, research and business activities. Prior to being named the president & CEO of the Foundation, he most recently served as executive director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and associate vice president for economic development at Clemson University. In his earlier career, Geolas led North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus and Centennial Biomedical Campus.