Roseville, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2017 – Engineering and technology industry veteran Richard Escott has been named president of PASCO Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education solutions for grades K-12 and higher education. Escott has been with PASCO since 2014, serving as the company’s vice president of engineering.
With over 30 years experience in the tech world, Escott began his career at Hewlett Packard where he held several leadership positions including 10 years as director of engineering. In that position he managed a globally distributed R&D organization with more than 200 people in teams across the US and India. Prior to joining PASCO he served as the director of program management at VeriFone Systems.
Long considered the leading provider of innovative solutions that stimulate student interest and hands-on learning in science, PASCO reinforced that position in 2016 when it unveiled a complete line of affordable wireless sensors. Developed under Escott’s leadership, the wireless sensor line has been recognized by organizations and awards programs around the globe, including the British Educational Suppliers Association Bett Awards and several US awards programs such as the Tech & Learning magazine Awards of Excellence. Earlier this year PASCO received the coveted Product Innovation Award for STEM in the GESS Education Awards (GEA) competition, as well as the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Science Instructional Solution.
“Throughout his career Richard Escott has proven himself to be an incredibly talented visionary engineer, as well as a leader who possesses the skills to link business strategy, people and processes to achieve challenging business objectives,” said PASCO founder Paul Stokstad. “He has chalked up some stunning accomplishments since joining PASCO and is committed to making a significant contribution to science education.”