Chief Executive Officer
Pete serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ergotron, which designs and manufactures under the Ergotron, ErgotronHome, OmniMount, Anthro and many ODM brands. Prior to assuming his current role, Pete served as the President of Ergotron Branded Products, and Chief Technical Officer and SVP of Product Innovation. A chemist by training, Pete has a lifelong passion for technology and innovation, and knows how to build organizations that create and sustain high growth and high value. He has proven experience in both technology and sales—at both Ergotron and other organizations—and has particularly strong skills for ensuring product and process innovations keep pace with customer needs.
Before joining Ergotron, Pete was Vice President of R&D and Chief Technologist at Seagate Technology. He has held several engineering and scientific positions at Seagate and IBM over his 15-year career in the disc drive industry. Among Pete’s contributions to Seagate include helping the Recording Head group transition from fast-follower to a clear technology leader, and as Chief Technologist, guiding the effort to develop technology platforms to enable much more efficient product development. Dr. Segar received Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Colorado. Later career education has focused on engineering, technology management, Design for Six Sigma, Lean, quality principles and management education.
He has also been a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Chairman of the VESA Standards Working Group for Notebook Computer Mounting, serves on the board of directors for CaringBridge, and is active in the CEO Roundtable. In his free time, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, and doing outdoor activities such as hockey, mountain biking, golf and coaching.