Galen Hatfield

Senior Vice President, Innovation, Technology & Development

Galen Hatfield


  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Colorado State University
  • BA, Chemistry and English, Franklin and Marshall College

Galen Hatfield is a senior executive with extensive experience building and growing science and technology-driven enterprises; from global R&D organizations to multi-national corporations.  At RTI he has been responsible for leading five business units, directing the portfolio of technology commercialization across RTI, and driving a number of large-scale, cross-institute initiatives.   Dr. Hatfield has successfully built, operated, grown and exited businesses based on a number of technologies.  These efforts have produced experience in markets as diverse as cleantech, medical devices, advanced materials and personal care.  He has also led business and technology development activities on five continents. He is on the boards of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the US); Envisage Medical (a start-up with game-changing, real-time 3D heart imaging technology); and, SAARA, a first-of-its-kind public private partnership in Saudi Arabia. 

Dr. Hatfield has more than 35 patents and publications and has given presentations around the world.