Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Thomas A. McEachin

Thomas A. McEachin

Thomas A. McEachin joined RTI’s board of directors in December 2015. His executive leadership spans four decades and multiple technology-oriented industries, including medical devices, aerospace, and information systems. Most recently, McEachin was vice president and group chief financial officer of Covidien Surgical Solutions, the largest division of Covidien, plc (now merged into Medtronic). During his tenure at Covidien Surgical Solutions, he transformed the finance team into a high-performance group, providing both strategic counsel and financial discipline to the organization. He helped acquire and integrate several companies as part of a technology diversification strategy. McEachin retired from Covidien in April 2012. Prior to Covidien, McEachin held executive financial positions at United Technologies and its affiliates, Digital Equipment and Xerox.

A native New Yorker, McEachin has an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in operations research and industrial engineering from New York University’s School of Engineering & Science. He also completed the advanced management program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a trustee and officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest public art institution in the United States, and serves on their executive, finance, and investment committees. He is also on the board of the Connecticut Science Center, is chair of the audit committee, and a member of the executive and investment committees.