ISS 2017 Attendees

ISS Attendee Profiles

Dan Alvarez
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Alvarez is responsible for the strategic technology roadmap at RASIRC, including identifying opportunities, technology feasibility, planning for risk/growth, and new product business development. Alvarez earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University, holds 20 US Patents and has written more than 25 technical and scientific publications. Alvarez has worked in a variety of technology companies, including 3M Corporation, Aeronex and Mykrolis Corporation. He has also worked as a Fellow at California Institute of Technology and a Chemistry Instructor at Community Colleges.
Paul Boudre
Paul Boudre joined the company in 2007. Soitec Chief Executive Officer since January 16, 2015, he has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors on September 11, 2015. A semiconductor-industry veteran of more than 30 years, Paul Boudre gained extensive international experience through his previous positions managing industrial operations for IBM Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Motorola Semiconductor, and Atmel. From 1997 to 2006, he managed European operations for KLA-Tencor, one of the world's top five semiconductor equipment manufacturers. He was subsequently appointed Vice President for both the US and Europe. Paul Boudre holds a graduate degree in chemistry from France’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse.
Diane Bryant
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group
Diane M. Bryant is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that develops the data center platforms for the digital services economy, generating $16 billion in revenue in 2015. In her current role, she manages the data center P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise, cloud service providers, communications service providers, and high-performance computing infrastructure, spanning server, storage, and network solutions. Previously, Bryant was corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel. She was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology solutions and services that enabled Intel’s business strategies for growth and efficiency. A tireless advocate for women and underrepresented minorities, Diane is the executive sponsor of the Network of Intel African American Employees and has served on the technical board of the Anita Borg Institute. She was named among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2015. In 2016, World Affairs and its Global Philanthropy Forum honored Bryant with its Global Citizen Award. Business Insider ranked Bryant #32 in the list of “Silicon Valley 100” of 2016. She is an Intel spokesperson for STEM education, and established the Diane Bryant endowed scholarship fund for Diversity in Engineering at U.C. Davis. Bryant received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis in 1985 and joined Intel the same year. She attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four U.S. patents.
Mark Bünger
VP of Research
Lux Research
Mark Bünger joined Lux Research in 2005. As a VP of Research he focuses on strategic planning and advanced technologies in bio-, aero-, and energy domains. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley. Mark studied business at Mälardalen Polytechnic (Sweden) and the University of Texas at Austin, and studied and worked in neurology and bioengineering labs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is an avid linguist, athlete, and Maker
Michael Corbett
Managing Partner
Linx Consulting
Michael Corbett is Managing Partner and co-founder of Linx Consulting. Linx Consulting is a leading specialist consultancy focused on electronic chemicals and materials and their application in related thin film processes. In this capacity he has worked with and advised most leading global chemical companies, process equipment manufacturers and device producers. Mr. Corbett is a leading expert on electronic chemicals and materials utilized in silicon and compound semiconductor devices, photovoltaics, optoelectronics, TFT LCDs, LEDs, advanced battery technologies as well as other emerging technologies. He has been involved in developing in-depth models to help clients understand the application and consumption of electronic chemicals and materials. Through his activities, he has a detailed understanding of the electronics industry structure and trends impacting key equipment suppliers, consumables producers and semiconductor fabricators. Mr. Corbett is an active member of SEMI and IEEE. He was previously the Chairman of SEMI’s Chemicals and Gases Manufacturers Group (CGMG) and remains active in this group. Prior to founding Linx Consulting, he was Director of Electronics at Kline & Company. Before his career in consulting, he worked at BOC in a technology development and commercialization role. Mr. Corbett has authored many recent articles and has presented at numerous industry conferences in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Mr. Corbett holds a BSEE and an MBA (Finance).
Jonathan Davis
Global Vice President, Industry Advocacy
As Global Vice President of Advocacy, Jonathan Davis works to ensure that the interests of SEMI members are represented on critical public policy, regulatory, and advocacy issues. Previously, he served as President of SEMI’s Semiconductor IC Business Unit, responsible for all business unit operations, including SEMICON expositions, SEMI International Standards, and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). He has also served as President of SEMI North America and Executive Vice President of Global Expositions, Communications, Marketing, and EHS.
Jeff Desroches
Corporate Development Director
Jeff leads M&A and other strategic growth initiatives for Edwards Vacuum, a division of Atlas Copco Group.
Oreste Donzella
Sr. VP of Global Customer Solutions and Chief Marketing Officer
Shawn DuBravac
Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research
Consumer Technology Association
Dr. Shawn DuBravac is chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,400 consumer electronics companies, which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. DuBravac is the author of CTA’s third book Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), a New York Times best-seller, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of economics, health, travel and culture. In his role as CTA’s chief economist, DuBravac provides crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research on technology trends that underpin the industry. He was the primary driver of the industry’s new smartphone index, developed in partnership with NASDAQ, and the CE consumer confidence index, in partnership with CNET. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s “40 under 40” list of people to watch in the consumer technology industry. DuBravac has been widely published on the topics of finance, economics and technology. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global consumer electronics industry have made him a highly sought-after speaker and commentator. DuBravac travels both internationally and domestically to meet with consumer technology industry leaders and make presentations about technology and the economy. In addition, his analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets. DuBravac has taught as an adjunct professor for George Washington University’s MBA program and has taught at University of Mary Washington and for George Mason University’s MBA program. Prior to joining CTA, DuBravac was head research analyst in the Economic Analysis Group of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac shares many of his insights and ideas on Twitter at @shawndubravac
Matthew Gertken
Associate Editor, Geopolitical Strategy
BCA Research
Dario Gil
Vice President, Science and Solutions
IBM Research
Dr. Gil is Vice President of Science and Solutions at IBM Research. He has direct responsibility for IBM’s science agenda, which includes a broad portfolio of activities spanning the physical, mathematical, and life sciences. Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM’s cognitive solutions research agenda, which aims to incubate future solutions and businesses for IBM and its clients. Prior to his current role, Dr. Gil was the Director of Symbiotic Cognitive Systems, where he led the creation of the Cognitive Environments Laboratory, the IBM Research THINK Lab and the IBM Watson Experience Center. Dr. Gil is a passionate advocate of collaborative research and is the creator and Founding Director of two research consortia: the IBM Research Frontiers Institute and the Smarter Energy Research Institute. An expert in the field of nanofabrication, he led the team that built the world's first microprocessor with immersion lithography. Dr. Gil is a frequent speaker at business events, conferences (including TED), universities, and research institutions and is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kentaro Goto
Kentaro Goto is manager of product management group which control cost, technology and quality during ramping-up new products of electronic maerials division, including photoresists, CMP slurry, packaging materials. He entered the company in 1999 and he has over 15 years experience in R&D of lithography materials and business division of electronic materials including 4 years experiences in US, JSR Micro Inc. He holds Master degree for Chemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1999.
Brian Haas
VP, Customer Experience
Dr. Brian Haas is Vice President of Customer Experience for KLA-Tencor, whose team optimizes across Product Divisions, Sales, Manufacturing, Service, Legal, and the Field to improve the overall customer experience. Haas also directly manages Corporate Quality, Field Engagement, Customer Ramp Operations, and Customer Big Data Engagement. Haas also led two product divisions since joining KT in 2003 as General Manager with responsibilities across all functions of the businesses. He joined KT after 8 years at Applied Materials where he led research in computer modeling of thermophysics inside semiconductor processing chambers, and then assumed leadership roles in Engineering, serving his last 3 years as General Manager of the Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) product unit. Haas began his career as a Research Scientist at NASA Ames.
James Hines
Research Director
G. Dan Hutcheson
CEO and Chairman
VLSI Research
Dan is CEO and Chairman of VLSIresearch inc. He is a recognized authority on the semiconductor industry, winning SEMI’s Sales and Marketing Excellence Award[1] in 2012 for “empowering executives with tremendous strategic and tactical marketing value" through his e-letter, The Chip Insider®; his book Maxims of Hi-Tech, and his many interviews of executives. He is thought of as “the marketing voice and expert for the industry.” “Dan has methodically captured the essence of the industry and produced it in such a way for all to benefit … He has been such an integral part of the industry for so long, it is difficult to imagine the industry without his contributions.” His consulting work has included hundreds of successful programs involving product development, launch, and positioning. Dan has a proven track record of developing economic models that accurately predict trends. He is widely known for the forecasting of strategic infrastructure shifts. This includes his early-eighties development of the first factory cost-of-ownership models, multiple wafer size and lithography transitions, the rise of the fabless/foundry model to counter escalating fab costs, the shift of the DRAM memory market from the United States to Japan in the 1980s, then its shifting again to Korea in 1990s, as well as the driving forces behind the rise of Flash Memory. Dan’s public work on the industry includes two articles for Scientific American challenging predictions of the demise of Moore’s Law by demonstrating how the innate abilities of scientists to innovate have outpaced the doomsayers, and an invited article on the history and economics of Moore’s Law for the SIA. He has also been the keynote or invited speaker at dozens of conferences. His pro bono work has included serving as an advisor on innovation to the White House Council of Economic Advisors, teaching invited courses at Stanford University, and serving on the Board of Advisors to the Extension School at UC Berkeley. Dan holds two patents and a Master’s degree in Economics from San Jose State University. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Kuldip Johal
Director, New Technology Pathfinding
Kuldip Johal is the Director New Technology Pathfinding, Atotech GmbH headquarters. Atotech is one of the world’s leading manufactures with over 850 industrial products, including: chemicals / equipment used in, electroplating for the semiconductor, Printed circuits/substrates and metal finishing industry. Having more than 27 years of experience, in the manufacturing industry of PCB/IC substrate. Holding several patents, in wet chemical process enhancements and author and coauthor of several technical publications for IPC, TPCA, JPCA, KPCA and SMTA conferences and member of several technical committees. Mr. Johal’s past work includes management in R&D, Applications, Technical sales/service on a global scale, international sales management, NA president of Atotech USA & Canada with full P&I responsibility. Currently involved in key USA based OEM’s who are defining the Electronics market in various areas such as consumer mobile, IOT, automotive. Focused on advanced technology, for next generation through joint collaboration on advanced packaging technology challenges to continue the “more than Moore’s” approach by focusing on new materials and construction of advanced packages. In addition, working with academic institutes, ODM. OSATS and PCB/ IC substrate manufactures.
Handel Jones
Founder and CEO
International Business Strategies
David Kirsch
Vice President and General Manger
EV Group
David Kirsch is Vice President and General Manger at EV Group, Inc. based in Tempe, AZ. With an electronic technical engineering background he started working in field service engineering for semiconductor processing systems and tooling for high volume semiconductor manufacturing applications. Having more than 25 years experience in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Kirsch's past work includes involvement in equipment engineering design, field engineering, equipment sales and marketing on a global scale, international sales management, customer support, customer support management and other aspects of semiconductor equipment manufacturing and promotion.
Andrew Lau
Global Vice President
KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc.
Michael Lercel
Director, Strategic Marketing
Michael Lercel obtained his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University. After graduation, he joined IBM Microelectronics working in positions in advanced photomask development, lithography research, and leading microelectronics equipment strategy. He joined Cymer in 2010 as Senior Director for EUV Product Marketing, and was at SEMATECH in various positions including Lithography Director and Chief Technologist before joining ASML in 2015 as Director of Strategic Marketing.
Andrew Macleod
Director Automotive Marketing
Mentor Graphics
As Director Automotive Marketing of Mentor Graphics Corporation, Andrew Macleod is responsible for all marketing activity and product launch for the global automotive segment. Mr. Macleod has over 15 years of experience in the automotive software and semiconductor industry, with expertise in new product development and introduction, product management and global strategy, including a focus on the Chinese auto industry. Mr. Macleod earned a 1st class honors Engineering degree from the University of Paisley in the UK, and lives in Austin, Texas.
Robert Maire
Semiconductor Advisors
Kevin McLaughlin
Global Electronics Marketing Director
Jim Mulready
Vice President, Global Quality Assurance
JSR Micro, Inc.
Jim Mulready has been head of Quality Assurance for JSR Micro since 2007.  In this role he is responsible for all aspects of both product and business process quality, as well as alignment and shared learning among multiple JSR Member Companies around the world. Prior to joining JSR Micro, he spent 7 years as the Quality Systems Manager for Intel’s Fab Materials Operation.  He was responsible for the quality performance and continuous improvement of approximately 60 key suppliers of silicon, chemicals, gases, etc. to Intel’s world-wide network of wafer fabs.  From 1984 to 1999, Jim held a variety of Engineering positions at Intel including Fab Process Engineer, Microcontamination Engineer, Materials Engineer, etc.  He is the recipient of an Intel Achievement Award (for ultraclean design and construction of the D2 Fab in 1988) as well as four Intel TMG Excellence Awards.    Jim holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality.
Omkaram Nalamasu
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Applied Materials
Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for Applied Materials. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he is leading the development of new product pipelines, securing government funding for key strategic projects and building a world-class team to maintain Applied Materials’ technology leadership in the industries it serves and enable growth into new markets. Dr. Nalamasu is also the president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, overseeing the financial and strategic investments in early and growth-stage privately held companies. A world-renowned expert in materials science and technology and one of our industry’s respected forward thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on the company’s innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods. He has strengthened Applied Materials’ strategic relationships with universities and research institutes around the world including IIT Bombay. Dr. Nalamasu joined Applied Materials in 2006, after serving as vice president of research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He has held key research and development leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, Inc., and was director of Bell Laboratories' Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, MEMS and Waveguides Research, and Condensed Matter Physics organizations. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, nanopatterning, electronic and photonic materials, and lithography, with special emphasis on applying patterning and materials know-how for device fabrication for electronics, photonics and energy applications. Dr. Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 35 patents. Dr. Nalamasu is a member of the board of directors of Semiconductor Research Corporation and The Tech Museum, and serves on the National Academies Panel on Materials Science and Engineering. He sits on several technical advisory boards and university advisory committees, and received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
David Neunteufel
Technical Sales Support
Israel Niv
Former CEO
DCG Systems
Dr. Niv was the CEO of DCG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor diagnostic, characterization & defect localization yield solutions, which he founded in 2008. DCG incorporated acquisitions from Credence [CMOS], Noah (Japan), Zyvex Instruments (US), ThermoSensorik (Germany), and MultiProbe Inc. (US). DCG was acquired by FEI Corp. in 2015. Dr. Niv was a Founder, Director and General Manager of Opal Inc. a company he helped taking public in 1995 on NASDAQ [OPAL] and was acquired in 1996 by Applied Materials [AMAT]; He was also a Founder and CEO of Optonics Inc. which was acquired by CMOS in 2003. Dr. Niv served as a Vice-President at AMAT; and at CMOS. Dr. Niv serves as a director on several start-up boards, and on the Board of Trustees of Palo Alto University (PAU) in California. Dr. Niv received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Ben-Gurion University in Israel, followed by Post-doctorate work at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Niv (Nadler) published numerous scientific papers and holds several patents. He completed the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute for Management of High-Technology Companies.
Toru Nomura
Manager, Business Development Division, Global Business Development
Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
Mohammad Nosrati
Sr. Principal Engineer
Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
Patrick O'Keeffe
VP of Marketing
Cymer, an ASML Company
Patrick has over 25 years of leadership in the semiconductor Industry. He joined Cymer in 1997 and had held various roles in marketing and product management. Patrick has led key product development efforts at Cymer including the current dual chamber XL platform. Prior to joining Cymer, he spent ten years in Japan doing fundamental research in plasma physics. He holds a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from Dublin City University in Ireland and a Ph,D. in production science from the University of Saitama, Japan. Currently he leads the marketing group at Cymer.
Diego Olego
Senior Vice President, Advisor to the CTO
Philips Healthcare
Dr. Diego Olego joined Philips in 1986 and during his career with Philips he has held several leadership positions in research, technology and innovation management. In 2005 Diego became Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Philips Healthcare responsible for the innovation strategy, technology investments and research directions of the medical division. In 2015, Diego was appointed Head of Technology and R&D Management, Innovation. Prior to his current appointment Diego spent several years with Philips Research as a Senior Researcher, Department Head of New Device Options, Vice President and Sector Head of Electronic Design and finally Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Philips Research USA. At Philips Research Diego has managed technology programs and research projects in solid state electronics, displays, software development and medical instrumentation for new products spanning the breadth of Philips businesses. Before joining Philips Diego was a Researcher with the Stauffer Chemical Company and a Post Doctoral Member of Bell Laboratories. Dr. Olego holds a Master of Science degree in physics from Cordoba University in Argentina, a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in solid state physics from Stuttgart University in Germany.
Kedar Patel
Gary Patton
Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President of WW R&D
Dr. Gary Patton is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Research and Development at GLOBALFOUNDRIES where he is responsible for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations, and execution. Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dr. Patton was the Vice President of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center - a position that he held for eight years where he was responsible for IBM’s semiconductor R&D roadmap, operations, execution, and technology development alliances across multiple locations. Dr. Patton is a well-recognized industry leader in semiconductor technology R&D with over 30 years of semiconductor experience. Dr. Patton received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and recipient of the 2017 IEEE Frederik Philips Award. He has co-authored over 70 technical papers, given numerous invited keynote and panel talks at major industry forums, and served on the IEEE Nishizawa Medal and Grove Field Award Committees.
René Reichardt
Managing Director
DAS Environmental Expert GmbH
René Reichardt is Managing Director of DAS Environmental Expert GmbH. He started his career with an apprenticeship and a subsequent employment as communication electronics technician at the company Siemens Nixdorf, a cooperation of Siemens AG. After a four-year stay in England René Reichardt joined DAS Environmental Expert GmbH in 2005 and accepted the challenge to develop the service and sales organizations in China and Vietnam. At this stage he significantly focused on the semiconductor as well as solar industry and developed the Pollution Abatement Facility concept; a turnkey solution for thin film manufacturers, combining the waste gas and wastewater treatment. In 2008 René Reichardt graduated as MBA at the Danube University Krems/Austria before returning to DAS headquarters in late 2009. Back in Dresden he took on the management and strategic development of the business unit wastewater treatment. In June 2016 he was appointed the managing director of DAS Environmental Expert GmbH.
Prasad Sabada
Senior Director
Prasad Sabada brings a deep understanding of Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Operations developed at leading high-­tech companies such as Google, Cisco Systems, Oracle (Sun Microsystems), and Hewlett Packard. In his most recent position as a Senior Director, Operations at Google, Prasad is responsible for strategic sourcing, NPI, and re­-marketing that enable innovation and minimize TCO for Google’s infrastructure that powers all Google services. He leads a team that operates at the cusp of business and technology in the operational support of Google's fleet as well as other Product Areas across the company. Prasad holds B.Tech in Electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He serves on the Board of Directors for RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching), a non­profit organization that aims to transform a child's learning experience through hands-­on education. Prasad has been a long time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Brian Shieh
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Display Business Group
Applied Materials
Mike Slessor
Mike Slessor has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FormFactor (NASDAQ: FORM) since 2014 and as a Director since 2013. Mike has also served in various executive roles at the Company since FormFactor’s 2012 acquisition of MicroProbe, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining MicroProbe in 2008, he held various product-marketing and applications-engineering positions in the semiconductor industry, primarily with KLA-Tencor, and currently serves on SEMI’s North American Advisory Board. Mike received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Physics from the California Institute of Technology and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.
Larry Smith
Tokyo Electron US Holdings and Tokyo Electron America
An Steegen
Vice President, Process Technology Development,
An Steegen is imec’s EVP for semiconductor technology & systems. In that role, she heads the semiconductor technology & systems unit and is responsible for the next-generation CMOS & CMORE technologies R&D. Dr. Steegen is a recognized industry leader and an acclaimed speaker at the industry’s prominent semiconductor conferences and events. An Steegen joined imec in 2010 as senior VP responsible for imec’s CORE CMOS programs. Before, she was director at IBM Semiconductor R&D in Fishkill, New York and host executive of IBM’s logic International Semiconductor Development Alliance. Dr. An Steegen holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgiu
Tom Stokes
Senior Managing Director
Evercore Partners
Tom Stokes is a Senior Managing Director of the firm's corporate advisory business. Mr. Stokes is focused on advising clients across the technology sector. Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Stokes was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as global head of Electronics and Industrial Technology Investment Banking. With over 18 years of relevant experience and over 13 years at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Stokes has extensive experience advising companies across the technology industry. In particular, he has advised on a number of the most notable recent transactions across the semiconductor, electronics and industrial tech subsectors. Clients represented by Mr. Stokes include Aeroflex, AZ Electronic Materials, Belden, Brooks, CDW, Dover, Edwards, Entegris, Freescale, IBM, Lam Research, Lexmark, Macom, Molex, Keysight, Koch Industries, TE Connectivity, Samsung, Sensata, Solectron, Tokyo Electron, Universal Display, Viasystems and Vishay, among others. Mr. Stokes received his BA, MA and MEng degrees (First Class) in Engineering from Cambridge University and received his MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management.
Dave Suh
Dave Suh is currently serving as CTO for Wonik Materials, a leading specialty gas/precursor company in Korea and as Board Director for Nova-Kem. He has worked in Sandia National Laboratories, Intel Corporation (Components Research), Spatial Photonics (a Silicon Valley optical MEMS startup which was acquired by a leading Taiwan optics company) and Seoul Semiconductor (a global #4 LED company) before joining Wonik Group. He holds PhD in Materials from Stanford University and graduated from Seoul National University.
Paul Thomas
Principal and Co-founder
Economic Stories
Christopher Thomas
McKinsey & Company
Martin Vanags
Saratoga Partnership
In May of 2015 Marty Vanags assumed the position of President of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the official economic development organization for Saratoga County, New York. Previously Vanags was the Vice President for Regional Economic Development and Executive Director of the Indy Partnership a business unit of the Indy Chamber. Starting in February 2013 Vanags lead a group of professional economic developers whose mission was to market and promote the nine-county Indianapolis region as a place to invest and grow business. While in Indy Vanags lead an effort that has consistently produced well over 10,000 jobs each year with over $2 billion in capital investment. Vanags is a graduate of Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University (MPA) and has over 25 years of experience in community and economic development, private commercial real estate development and business management. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He has served as Chairman of the Illinois Development Council, Chair of International Economic Development Council Public Policy Advisory Committee.
Fabio Woerndl
Account Manager
Yoshikasu Yamaguchi
Officer and General Manager, Department of Business Development for Fine Chemicals
Yoshikazu Yamaguchi is currently Officer and General Manager of Department of Business Development for Fine Chemicals at JSR Corp. He also is Director of EUV Resist Manufacturing and Quality Center (EUV RMQC) and Director of JSR Electronic Materials Korea (JEMK) since 2015. He joined JSR in 1990 and spent over 25 years within the Research & Development Team. His research fields were Emulsion materials, UV curable materials and photoresists for Semiconductors. Since 2015 he is responsible for Business Development for Semiconductor materials, Display materials and Optical materials at JSR. He holds Master of Engineering for Applied and Synthetic Chemistry from Nagoya University in Japan
Doug Yu
Senior Director, Integrated Interconnect and Packaging Technology
Milckhy Zhu
Sales Engineer
VALQUA America, Inc.