Jon D. Tompkins - Chairman of the Board. Director since 1998
Jon D. Tompkins (Chairman) retired as Chief Executive Officer of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, in 1998 and retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors of KLA-Tencor in 1999. Mr. Tompkins is a member of the Board of Directors of Cymer, Inc. He has been a director since 1998 and Chairman of the Board since 2003.
Nick Konidaris has served as president and chief executive officer of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESIO), a leading provider of world class photonic and laser based systems for micro-engineering applications, since January of 2004. Prior to ESI he was president and chief executive officer of Advantest America, Inc. During his tenure, he established Advantest America, Inc. as the dominant supplier to the U.S. automatic test equipment market. Prior to Advantest America, Inc. he held senior marketing management positions at Teradyne. Currently, Mr. Konidaris serves on the board of directors for Ultratech, Inc., (Nasdaq: UTEK), a semiconductor capital equipment company. He served as chair of the Engineering Technology Industry Council (ETIC), a partnership between Oregon's public universities and high-tech industry to create world-class engineering and computer science programs in the state, from fall 2005 to summer 2007. Mr. Konidaris attended the National Technical University of Athens in Athens, Greece, where he earned a Diploma degree in electrical and mechanical engineering. In addition, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he obtained his master of science in Management.
Barry L. Harmon serves as the Chief Financial Officer of glassybaby LLC, a privately held business based in Seattle, Washington. From April 2003 until January 2004 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ESI. From July 2000 until September 2001, Mr. Harmon served as Senior Vice President West Coast Operations for Avocent Corporation, a provider of KVM switching and solutions. Avocent is the company resulting from the merger of Apex, Inc. with Cybex Computer Products in 2000. Mr. Harmon served as Chief Financial Officer of Apex, Inc., also a provider of KVM switching and solutions, from 1999 until its merger with Cybex. From 1992 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ESI.
Richard J. Faubert retired as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AmberWave Systems Corporation, a semiconductor technology company, in December 2010, where he had served from September 2003. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, from 1998 through 2002. Upon the sale of SpeedFam-IPEC to Novellus Systems, Inc., a capital equipment manufacturer, he served as Executive Vice President of Novellus until April 2003. Prior to his employment with SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., he held executive and management positions at Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company, and GenRad, Inc., an electronics testing and manufacturing company. Mr. Faubert is on the North American Advisory Board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials, Inc.
Frederick A. Ball was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marketo, a leading revenue performance management company, in May 2011. Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball had been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public technology companies including Webroot Software, Inc., a leading provider of software security solutions for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide, from June 2008 to April 2011, BigBand Networks, Inc. (BBND), a digital video networking company, from August 2004 to November 2007, CallTrex Corporation, a provider of customer service solutions, from November 2003 to May 2004, and Borland Software Corporation (BORL), a provider of enterprise software development solutions, from September 1999 until July 2003. Mr. Ball also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC), a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, and prior to that as its Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ball was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC for over 10 years. Mr. Ball is a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AEIS), a provider of power and control technologies, and is chair of its audit committee.
Mr. Ball brings to the Board important financial management experience and financial expertise, having served as Chief Financial Officer of several high-technology companies. He also brings significant experience with mergers and acquisitions within the semiconductor equipment industry as well as experience as a result of serving on the board of directors of another public company.
Robert R. Walker is retired from Agilent Technologies, Inc., an electronic instrument company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2000 until December 2001. From May 1999 until May 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During 1997 and 1998, Mr. Walker served as Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Professional Services Business Unit. From 1993 to 1997, he led Hewlett-Packard's information systems function, serving as Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 1995 to 1997.
Edward C. Grady is currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of REEL Solar, a private company developing a unique process for the manufacture of high efficiency low cost CdTe solar panels. He retired in 2007 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, which offers hardware products, services and tightly integrated solutions that optimize manufacturing equipment, factory operations and productivity for the semiconductor and other complex manufacturing industries including clean tech and data storage. Prior to joining Brooks in 2003, he ran the wafer inspection group and the metrology groups each with multiple divisions at KLA-Tencor. Prior to KLA-Tencor he was Chief Executive Officer of Micromask, a supplier of photo masks and services to the semiconductor industry. He started his career as an engineer for Monsanto / MEMC and eventually rose to the position of vice president of worldwide sales. Mr. Grady is also a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. and Cimetrix, Inc. He also guest lectures at Boston College Carroll School in management, business development and leadership.
David Nierenberg is the Founder and President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company in Camas, Washington, which manages The D3 Family Funds. Prior to founding Nierenberg Investment Management in 1996, Mr. Nierenberg was General Partner at Trinity Ventures and invested in turnarounds, financial services, and healthcare. Prior to 1985, he was a Partner with Bain & Company, in San Francisco, Boston and London. Mr. Nierenberg received his B.A. with Distinction in History, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale College in 1975, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. He is a Member of the Yale University Development Board, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management. Mr. Nierenberg is a director emeritus of Southwest Washington Medical Center, serves as a Chairman of PSA Healthcare, and is a director of Kuni Automotive, Inc., and Whitman College. He also serves on the Washington State Investment Board.
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