Board of Directors
Arthur W. Zafiropoulo
Noted for both his leadership skills and technical expertise throughout the semiconductor industry since 1965, Mr. Zafiropoulo became president of Ultratech Stepper (now Ultratech, Inc.) in 1990 and in 1993 led the management buy-out and subsequently drove one of the industry's most successful IPOs. He serves as Chairman and CEO of the Company.
Prior to joining the company, he served as President of the General Signal Semiconductor Equipment Group's International Operations. Previous posts include: founder and president of Drytek, a successful start-up dry etch company that was acquired by General Signal in 1986 and subsequently purchased by Lam Research Corp. and president of Kayex, which comprised three companies...Hampco, Capco, and Spitfire. He holds several United States and foreign patents, but is best known for leading the turnaround of Ultratech Stepper, for which VLSI Research Inc. of San Jose, California inducted him into the Semiconductor Industry Hall of Fame.
Mr. Zafiropoulo was honored with SEMI's first Bob Graham Award for Marketing Excellence.
In 2007, Mr. Zafiropoulo was elected Director Emeritus to the Board of Directors for SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), after serving on the Board of Directors for 11 years, including; Chairman and Vice President positions. SEMI is an international trade association representing the semiconductor, flat panel display equipment and materials industry.
Since 2012, Dr. Black has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Rambus Inc. (“Rambus”), a technology company creating cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Dr. Black has over 20 years of experience managing businesses and running companies in global semiconductor and mobile markets. Before joining Rambus, Dr. Black was the chief executive officer for MobiWire (formerly Sagem Wireless, UPEK, which later merged with AuthenTec) and Wavecom, a publicly traded French wireless solutions company. Dr. Black has also served as executive vice president of the Client Systems Group at Agere Systems and has held a number of senior executive roles at other companies, including Motorola and IBM Microelectronics. In addition to serving on the Rambus board of directors, Dr. Black currently serves as a director of Energy Focus, Inc., FlexEnable, and Microfabrica Inc. Dr. Black holds a Bachelor’s degree, a Masters and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.
Michael Child was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors in April 2012. Mr. Child has been employed by TA Associates, Inc., a private equity firm, since 1982 where he currently serves as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Child served as a Managing Director of TA Associates from 1987 through 2010. Since September 2000, Mr. Child has served on the board of directors of IPG Photonics, which designs and manufactures high performance fiber lasers and amplifiers, and he currently serves as a member of its audit committee and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee. Since June 2010, Mr. Child has served on the board of directors of Finisar Corporation, a computer network equipment company, and he has served on the audit committee of Finisar since August 2010 and as chairman of the compensation committee since June 2011. He also served on the board of directors of Eagle Test Systems, a manufacturer of high performance automated test equipment for the semiconductor industry, from 2003 until November 2008 when it was acquired by Teradyne, Inc. Mr. Child holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Child has more than 25 years' experience investing in and acquiring technology and technology-related companies and has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including companies in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Child also brings significant knowledge regarding the Company and its operations from his previous years of service on the Company's Board of Directors between 1993 and 1997.
Since 2009, Dr. Paramesh Gopi has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions. Before joining Applied Micro as Chief Operating Officer in 2008, Dr. Gopi held various positions with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits to broadband digital data networking markets, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit. At Marvell, Dr. Gopi held several executive-level positions including Chief Technology Officer of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit and Director of Technology Strategy. Dr. Gopi holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computing Engineering and a Masters and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. In addition, Dr. Gopi is a named inventor under 30 patents involving device-related inventions and has published numerous articles and papers on a variety of technical engineering and industry topics.
Ms. Infante is a four-time CEO and ten-time board director with a proven track record of successfully leading businesses to growth, profitability and shareholder return in enterprise software, SaaS/Cloud, mobile, communications, cybersecurity, hardware, and systems. Since 2009, she has served as Chief Executive Officer of BusinessExcelleration LLC, which provides management consulting services to companies at strategic inflection points. Ms. Infante has been a limited partner to Tandem Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm specializing in mobile technology companies, since 2008. From 2010 until its acquisition by Infor, Inc in 2011, Ms. Infante was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ENXSUITE Corporation, a leading supplier of energy management solutions. From 2006 until its acquisition by Voxeo Corporation in 2008, she was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of VoiceObjects Inc., a market leader in voice applications servers. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Infante served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and a director of Sychron Inc., which was sold to an investor group. From April 2000 until October 2003, Ms. Infante was Chief Executive Officer and President of Aspect Communications Corporation, a leading provider of call centers and unified communications solutions, and was additionally named Chairman in February 2001. Between October 1998 and April 2000, she held additional roles at Aspect Communications, including Co-President. Ms. Infante currently serves on the board of directors at Liquidity Services, Inc. and Sonus Networks. Ms. Infante holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and holds a Masters degree in Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology. Additionally, since 2012 Ms. Infante has been a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, demonstrating her commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD’s comprehensive continuing program of study for experienced corporate directors, and in 2016 was named to the NACD’s Directorship 100, honoring directors who “exemplify knowledge, leadership, and excellence in corporate governance.”
Dennis R. Raney has served as a director of the Company since April 2003. Mr. Raney has served as Managing Director of PrimeMark Advisors, a privately held real estate consulting firm, since November 2008. Mr. Raney served as Principal of Liberty-Greenfield, LLP, a company that advised clients on real estate issues that have significant financial or operational consequences to their business, from May 2005 until the company was wound up in November 2008. Mr. Raney served as Chief Financial Officer of eONE Global, LP, a company that identifies, develops and operates emerging electronic payment systems and related technologies that address e-commerce challenges, from July 2001 to June 2003. From March 1998 to July 2001, Mr. Raney served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Novell, Inc., a producer of network software. From January 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Raney served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of QAD, Inc., a provider of enterprise resource planning software. Mr. Raney served as the chief financial officer of Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group from October 1993 to January 1996. Mr. Raney also served as a director of EasyLink Services Corporation ("EasyLink"), a provider of information exchange services, from March 2003 until August 2007, and served as chair of the audit committee of EasyLink's board of directors from June 2004 until August 2007. In addition, between February 2004 and October 2008 when it was acquired by DG Fast Channel, Mr. Raney served as a director of Enliven Corporation (formerly ViewPoint Corporation), a provider of visual application development, content assembly and delivery technology, and as chair of the audit committee of Enliven's board of directors. Mr. Raney served as a director, and as chair of the audit committee of the board of directors, of Infiniti Solutions, a provider of semiconductor testing, assembly and prototyping services, between July 2004 and September 2008. Mr. Raney served as a director of Equinix, a provider of data center and internet exchange services from April 2003 to June 2005, and served as chair of the audit committee of Equinix's board of directors during that time. From July 2002 to June 2003, Mr. Raney served as a director of ProBusiness Services, Inc., which was acquired by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. in June 2003. Mr. Raney also served as a director and audit committee member of Redleaf, Inc., a technology operating company that provides services and capital for pre-seed stage technology companies, from April 1999 to June 2003. Mr. Raney previously served as a director and audit committee member of W.R. Hambrecht & Company, an investment banking firm, from March 1999 to July 2001 and served as a director and audit committee member of ADAC Laboratories, a company that designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services electronic medical imaging and information systems, from March 1999 to March 2001. Mr. Raney holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Henri Richard has served as a director of the Company since April 2006. Since April 2016, he has served as Executive Vice President Worldwide Field and Customer Operations at NetApp. From April 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Richard served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide OEM and Enterprise Sales at SanDisk Corporation. From September 2007 until April 2013, Mr. Richard served as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ("Freescale"). Prior to joining Freescale, Mr. Richard was Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD"), where his duties included oversight of the company's global field sales and support organization, corporate marketing, and go-to-market activities for all AMD customer segments, including commercial, consumer and innovative solutions groups, and the company's 50x15 digital inclusion initiative. Mr. Richard joined AMD in April 2002 as Group Vice President, Worldwide Sales. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in May 2003 and was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in February 2004. Prior to joining AMD, Mr. Richard was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at WebGain, Inc., a privately held provider of Java software for Fortune 500 companies. Before WebGain, he was vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support for IBM's Technology Group. Mr. Richard has also held senior executive positions with several notable companies in the United States and Europe, including tenures as President of the Computer Products Group at Bell Microproducts, Executive Vice President at Karma International, and Vice President at Seagate Technology/Conner Peripherals.