Randall Peeters, Ph.D.
Dr. Peeters earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Washington in Aeronautics and Astronautics and his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University. Randy has held the positions of Chief Scientist and Vice President of Engineering for a wide range of companies from major aerospace corporations to start-ups including managing groups as large as 1050 technical employees. He has also achieved high levels of competence in numerous sports including skydiving, BASE jumping, skiing, climbing, scuba and free diving, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and surfing. Randy was the 8th person in the world to complete the “Adventure Grand Slam” which consists of climbing the highest mountain on each continent (known as the “7-Summits”) and reaching both the North and South Poles. Awards include Distinguished Alumni from both universities he attended and the Silver Beaver Award from the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Peeters blend of technical expertise and outdoor achievements has led to great demand for his inspirational speaking engagements, currently about 40 per year throughout the USA and Canada. His topic – “Setting a Personal Vision.”
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FANTASY PROFESSION?
A. I am living it – inspirational speaker.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO OR MAXIM?
A. When it’s over … No Regrets
Q. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
A. Dying, I suppose. I am not overly concerned – but I do think about it from time to time.
Dr. Randall L. Peeters was born in San Bernardino, California in 1945, the son of Louis and Suzanne Peeters. His first book, Journeys to the Edge, was published by Sastrugi Press in October 2014. After receiving his PhD degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics he began a distinguished career in the aerospace industry which spanned a total of more than 40 years. He has held management positions that included responsibility for over one thousand technical employees. His participation in extreme sports began at an early age and continues to this day. He was the eighth person in the world to climb the highest point on each continent and reach both the north and south poles.
Randy has over 35 technical publications, numerous technical presentations. He is currently an inspirational speaker and has spoken to more than two hundred groups of CEOs and key executives throughout the USA and Canada (Vistage, TEC and TEC Canada). He also is a frequent key note speaker at annual meetings and gatherings.
Dr. Peeters received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both California State Polytechnic University the University of Washington. In addition, he was the 2004 commencement speaker for the College of Engineering, California State Polytechnic University. In recognition for distinguished service to youth, Randall received the Silver Beaver Award from the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Peeters lives in rural northern California with his wife, Doris, and regularly travels the world in search of new adventures.
Ever wonder what it’s like to climb Mount Everest? Or to even have the energy and motivation to do it? Well, the idea isn’t as farfetched as it may seem, even though very few people in the world have climbed Mount Everest. It requires dreaming big and creating a personal vision to climb the mountains in your life. In Journeys to the Edge, I share my successes and failures and give you some directly applicable guidelines on how you can create a vision for your life. With this in hand, nothing is impossible, whether it be the mountains of career, social, domestic, financial, or spiritual success. Even climbing a big mountain to satisfy a lifelong dream is possible.