Mark Roberts


BS, 1998
Electrical Engineering

Mark Roberts is a vice president of Texas Instruments (TI), a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits to sell to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. He assumed his present position with the Dallas-based company in February 2015.

Mr. Roberts is responsible for the Americas Sales & Applications organization. In this role, he leads a large team of sales and applications employees to support TI’s customers across various markets in the Americas, including industrial and automotive.

In addition to leading his organization to deliver solid performance, Mr. Roberts has a passion for encouraging a culture that revolves around team work and employee development – which he believes are critical to any organization’s success.

Prior to his current position, he led the Americas Central Sales & Applications team, supporting customers across the mid-Western United States. Before then, he also led the U.S. automotive team, building upon his foundational experiences as a field applications engineer and technical sales representative. 

Mr. Roberts started his TI career in 1998, out of TI’s Technical Sales training program.

A native of Troy, Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, where he met his wife, Carrie. They have two daughters and a new puppy and reside in Dallas, Texas.

Outside of family and work time, Mr. Roberts enjoys reading and sports.

Established in 2004, this award commemorates the outstanding professional contributions of John D. Ryder, former dean of the College of Engineering and professor in the department. Nominations are made by alumni, faculty, and students. The department’s advisory committee selects the award winner in consultation with the chairperson. The award is given on the basis of contributions in furthering the mission of the department.