John Ocampo has served as a director and as the Chairman of the board of directors since our inception in March 2009. Mr. Ocampo has also served as President of GaAs Labs since co-founding it in February 2008. Previously, Mr. Ocampo co-founded Sirenza in 1984, served as a director of Sirenza from its inception in 1984 through its sale to RFMD in November 2007, and served in a number of senior executive roles throughout that period, most recently as its Chairman from December 1998 through November 2007. Mr. Ocampo also served as a director of RFMD from November 2007 to November 2008. From October 2010 to October 2013, Mr. Ocampo served as a director of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (“Ubiquiti”), a developer of networking technology for service providers and enterprises. Mr. Ocampo also serves as a director of various privately-held companies. Mr. Ocampo holds a B.S.E.E. from Santa Clara University. Mr. Ocampo’s strategic vision, developed over more than 30 years successfully leading public and private companies in the RF semiconductor and component industry, is a unique asset to our board of directors. His engineering background and extensive knowledge of our operations, markets and technology provides our board of directors with important insights. We also believe that having our largest stockholder (together with Mrs. Ocampo and their affiliates) on the board of directors assists the board in making decisions aimed at increasing stockholder value over the long term.
John Croteau has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since December 2012, and as our President since October 2012. Mr. Croteau joined us from NXP Semiconductors N.V. (“NXP”), a provider of mixed signal solutions and standard products, where he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of its High-Performance RF business from May 2008 to October 2012. For three of those years, Mr. Croteau also managed NXP’s Power & Lighting Solutions business. Prior to joining NXP, Mr. Croteau held numerous product management positions at Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”), a high-performance semiconductor company, including General Manager for ADI’s Convergent Platforms and Services Group as well as product line director for the Integrated Audio Group. Mr. Croteau holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Penn State University. Mr. Croteau’s qualifications to serve as a director include his unique perspective and insights into our operations as our current President and Chief Executive Officer, including his knowledge of our products, technologies, business relationships, competitive and financial positioning, senior leadership and strategic opportunities and challenges. Our board of directors also benefits from Mr. Croteau’s industry perspective, stemming from his broad experience in a variety of executive roles at public semiconductor companies.
Robert McMullan has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. McMullan served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sands Point Associates, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory, fund raising and operations consultancy, since January 2011. From December 2010 to August 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FA Holding, Inc., holding company of First Allied Securities, Inc., a full-service independent broker/dealer. From May 2010 to November 2010, Mr. McMullan served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Partsearch Technologies, Inc., an ecommerce electronics replacement parts company. From June 2005 to September 2009, Mr. McMullan was Chief Executive Officer of Control Point Solutions, Inc. (which was acquired by HCL Technologies, Ltd. in September 2008), a provider of voice, data and wireless telecommunications expense management services. Prior to joining Control Point Solutions, Inc., Mr. McMullan served as Chief Financial Officer of various public companies, including Conexant Systems, Inc., GlobespanVirata, Inc. and The BISYS Group, Inc. Mr. McMullan holds a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College.
Michael Murphy has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF & Microwave, since October 2016. He previously served as our Senior Vice President, Engineering, from October 2013 to October 2016 and as our Vice President, Engineering, from November 2009 to October 2013. From July 2006 to November 2009, he served as Vice President of Engineering of the Networks Division of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a supplier of RF components for wireless communications. Mr. Murphy holds a B.S.E.E. and an M.S.E.E from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
Robert Dennehy has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations, since October 2013, and prior to that had served as our Vice President, Operations, since March 2011. He previously served as Managing Director of our Cork, Ireland subsidiary from 2006 to March 2011. Prior to that Mr. Dennehy served in product management and other roles of increasing responsibility with us. Mr. Dennehy holds an Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from Henley Business School, London.
Donghyun Thomas Hwang has served as our Senior Vice President, Global Sales, since January 2015. From January 2002 through August 2014, Mr. Hwang held various sales positions at Hittite, including Vice President of Worldwide Sales from January 2010 to October 2013, Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales from November 2013 to July 2014 and, following the acquisition of Hittite by ADI, Director of Asia-Pacific Sales from July 2014 to August 2014. Mr. Hwang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Walter (“Greg”) Baker has served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy, RF & Microwave, since October 2016. He previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF & Microwave, from October 2014 to October 2016 and as our Vice President, International Sales, from February 2014 to October 2014. From September 2012 to February 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Nitronex, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors for RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications, which was acquired by us in February 2014. From June 2010 to September 2012, he served as General Manager of RF Small Signal Products at NXP Semiconductors. From September 2008 to June 2010, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mimix Broadband Inc. Mr. Baker holds a BSEE from Texas A&M University, a MSEE from Georgia Tech and an MS in Global Finance from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/New York University Stern School of Business.
Preetinder Virk has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, since January 2017. He previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Networks, from October 2014 to January 2017, and prior to that had served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy, since December 2013. From May 2012 to December 2013, Mr. Virk served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Processing, for Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (“Mindspeed”). From April 2009 to February 2012, Mr. Virk served as Director, Global Network Segment Marketing, for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From October 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Virk served as Mindspeed’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Consumer Premise. Mr. Virk earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He also is a graduate of Thapar Institute of Engineering in India.
John (“Jack”) Kennedy has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace & Defense Solutions, since October 2016. He previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace & Defense, from October 2014 to October 2016, as our Vice President, North America Sales from March 2014 to October 2014, as our Vice President, Global Sales from May 2011 to March 2014, as our Director, Global Distribution, from November 2010 to May 2011 and as our Regional Sales Manager from May 2010 through November 2010. Mr. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University.
Dr. Alex Behfar has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, Photonics, since January 2016. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Photonic Solutions, from December 2014 to January 2016. Prior to joining us, in 2000 he founded BinOptics Corporation (“BinOptics”), a provider of indium phosphide lasers for data centers, mobile backhaul, silicon photonics and access networks, and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BinOptics from its inception through our December 2014 acquisition of BinOptics. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King's College, University of London.
Vivek Rajgarhia has served as our Vice President and General Manager, Lightwave Networking Components, since October 2016. He previously served as our Vice President of Strategy, High Speed Networking, from May 2013 to September 2016, and as the General Manager of our optoelectronics business from April 2011 to May 2013. Prior to joining MACOM, Mr. Rajgarhia was CEO and Co-Founder of Optomai Inc., a provider of 100G optoelectronic devices, which was acquired by MACOM in April 2011. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rajgarhia held senior roles at OpNext Inc., Gigoptix, Inc., Lucent Technologies and JDS Uniphase Corporation. Mr. Rajgarhia holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dr. Douglas Carlson has served as our Vice President, Technology Development, since October 2016. He served as our Vice President, Strategy, from August 2014 to October 2016. Prior to that he held the position of Director of Aerospace and Defense Strategy since April 2013. From August 2012 to April 2013, Dr. Carlson was Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Development, and from October 2010 to August 2012, he held the position of Chief Engineer. Before joining MACOM in 1990, Dr. Carlson served on the research staffs of MIT and Bell Laboratories. Dr. Carlson holds a ScB in Electronic Materials from Brown University and a ScD in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Toshihiro (Toshi) Takada has served as our President and Representative Director of MACOM Japan Limited since January 2016. Prior to joining MACOM, Toshi served as president & Chief Executive Officer of FiBest Limited since April 2008. From September 2003 to March 2008 he was president of FiBOC INC. which is a subsidiary of Fibest Limited in San Jose, California. From June 1992 to April 2002, Toshi was a Senior Director of Marketing in Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor INC. in San Jose, California. Prior to this Toshi spent 10 years in Fujitsu Limited’s R&D groups where he developed butterfly package laser module and pigtail Ge-APD module. Toshi holds a B.S. Physics from Tokyo University of Science and an M. S. Physics from Toyama University.
William Van Anglen has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since October 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Van Anglen served as a Vice President of Human Resources at Fairchild Semiconductor, a supplier of power semiconductors, from December 2006 to October 2012. Previously in his career he served as a Director of Human Resources at Analog Devices Inc., a high-performance semiconductor company as well as a Vice President of Human Resources at Fidelity Investments, a provider of stock brokerage and related services. Mr. Van Anglen holds a B.A. in Biology from St. Anselm College.