Thomas “Rock” Mackie

Founder, Linectra

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Wisconsin

Stream: Health

Thomas “Rock” Mackie was a UW Professor from 1987 to 2012. An applied scientist and engineer, he developed state of the art cancer therapy and imaging systems and spun them out into startup companies; the most successful was TomoTherapy, which was manufactured in Madison. TomoTherapy was acquired in 2011. Rock was the Medical Engineering Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison and developed its Fab Lab. Since retiring, he is an entrepreneur and investor specializing in commercializing UW technology.