Jaco Pretorius is a former Principle of TIAX LLC, previously the technology and innovation division of Arthur D Little Inc. where he led the products group. Before that he was a founding member of Midé Technology Corporation, a high-technology research and development house. Mr. Pretorius developed, manufactured, installed and maintained products for the US DoD, NASA, and fortune 500 chemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and alternative-energy companies.
Currently Jaco consults in the areas of product development, intellectual property, technology strategy, business growth and forensic engineering. Mr. Pretorius holds a BSc. In Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenboch in his native South Africa as well as a MSc in Engineering and Management from MIT and the Sloan Business School. He has 6 granted US patents.