Carnegie Mellon University

Randy Eager

Randy Eager

CEO and Co-Founder SilisiumTech, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Early Stage Startups, Olympus


Randy has over 35 years of successful start-up, product commercialization, sales, and leadership experience in the materials and the solar industries. He is passionate about building materials-based companies from the earliest days to a fully functional corporation and about renewable energy. Randy’s 25-year startup career began with a four-year stint licensing technology at the Carnegie Mellon’s Tech Transfer office, this enabled him to spin five companies out of Carnegie Mellon University (two exits and two are raising seed rounds). The fifth is SilisiumTech where he is leading a talented team of industry veterans in this dream opportunity; they are working to change the CO2 generation and the cost structure of the solar industry by producing silicon wafers at half the cost and half the CO2 generation compared to traditional methods. Randy cut his teeth in the materials industry by leading the development of a new materials business unit at BASF that changed an industry and generated $35M+ in total revenue in only four years. During his days at BASF, he lived and worked in Germany, New Jersey, Michigan, and spent considerable time in Japan. Earlier in his career he spent five years as a management consultant, helping to turn around underperforming divisions of Fortune 500 companies. He has also spent time on several boards of directors of both for profit and not for profit organizations.