Joseph P. Keithley

Joseph P. Keithley is the former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Keithley Instruments, Inc., a provider of advanced electrical instrumentation for the electronics industry, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Keithley served as the company’s Chairman from February 1991 and President and CEO from November 1993 until December 2010

Keithley graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971, and a Master of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering in 1972. He received a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976.

Upon graduation from Cornell, Keithley joined Eaton Corporation, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer and later as a market research analyst in the Truck Component Group.

Since joining Keithley Instruments in 1976, Joseph P. Keithley has held various positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and division management.

Keithley is a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and the visiting committee of the Case School of Engineering. He is a NorTech board member and Vice Chairman of the Board and is a director of The Cleveland Foundation.