Teradyne, a supplier of automatic test equipment, announced in August that Lt. General Daniel W. Christman (Ret.) was elected to its board of directors

Christman’s “distinguished leadership skills and international experience will be valuable contributions to our board as we extend Teradyne’s lead in the semiconductor and systems test industry,” said Teradyne’s Chairman, Albert Carnesale, in a company press release.

Christman, who retired in 2001, served in the military for 36 years. Among the positions he held, Christman was superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point for five years; assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for two years, traveling with and advising then Secretary of State Warren Christopher; military analyst for CNN International during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and in 1991 an advisor to the Army’s chief of staff on prosecution policies during the Gulf War.

Currently, Christman is senior vice president for international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He represents the chamber before foreign business leaders and government officials, and provides strategic leadership on international business issues.

Christman graduated first in his class at West Point, where he earned a bachelor of science and engineering. He earned to two advanced degrees from Princeton: a master’s in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School and master’s of science and engineering in civil and geological engineering. He later earned a Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, Teradyne is a supplier of automatic test equipment used for testing complex electronics found in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications and aerospace and defense industries.