After training in electronics in the Navy, Mr. Carter graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1960 and began his career at Sandia Corporation, a research and development facility for the Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked on the development of early-stage semiconductor technology for weapons-grade electronics. His career continued toward semiconductor product marketing at Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor, and then onto sales management for personal computers at Apple Computer, Inc.
Mr. Carter was Vice President of Sales at Apple Computer from 1977 to 1984. Mr. Carter has previously served on the boards of Aldus Corporation, Adobe
Systems, Chips and Technology and several other startups, along with being the co-founder of Tigan Communications, Portable Energy Products and Productivity Software.
Mr. Carter has lived in Silicon Valley for over 50 years.