Karen Savala Biography

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Karen Savala
President, SEMI Americas

Karen Savala is president of SEMI Americas. Savala assumes responsibility for the association’s Americas programs, including events, products and services. She is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government and academia in the region.

Savala joined SEMI in 1984 and has served in numerous managerial and executive roles, including positions in International Standards, executive programs, publishing, and outreach and membership. She established the “Voice of the Customer” program which helped drive product and service improvements to improve SEMI member satisfaction.

Savala earned a business management and communications degree from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.