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Expert in Management and Technical Engineering, Semiconductor Equipment Industry

Expert ID: 736587 California, USA

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Management and technical engineering professional with 12 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry at both Lam Research and Applied Materials. Recently accepted a position at an extremely prestigious company to manage display manufacturing. Looking for opportunities to utilize in depth experience in the semiconductor industry for clients seeking knowledge in technical etching and deposition processes, hardware design, procurement and supplier selection, and general market direction and headwinds.

Areas of Expertise:
- Management and Talent Retention
- Leadership Development
- Technical Project Management
- Product Development and Release
- New Product Introduction (NPI)
- Product Life Cycle Management
- Customer Management
- Customer Facing Presentation
- Technical Product Support
- Problem Solving (8D Method)
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing Process Control (Cpk, GR&R)
- Pilot to Volume Manufacturing Transition
- Reliability Engineering and Statistical Analysis
- Design for Excellence (DfX)
- Plasma Etch and Deposition Systems
- System Engineering
- Mechanical and Robotic Platforms
- Software and Firmware Integration
- High Vacuum Systems
- Fluid Delivery Systems
- Thermal Control Systems
- RF Systems and Matching Networks
- Surface and Material Analysis
- Thin Film Metrology
- Thermal IR Metrology


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Plasma Physics Institution: The Australian National University
Year: 2002 Degree: Bachelor of Science (Advanced Honors) Subject: Physics Institution: University of Wollongong

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities: Manage display manufacturing
Years: 2018 to 2020 Employer: Applied Materials Title: Senior Engineering/Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Recruited to build the engineering organization in the Applied Global Services business unit. Developing project management and engineering business systems, leading product development and release, establishing NPI guidelines, and building out the talent pool in mechanical, electrical, RF and system engineering teams in the US and India.
Managing 16 products across 6 different product families and leading the introduction of 7 new products to major customers in Korea, China and the US
Product transition into new supply chains driving $10M of enablement spend in 2018 and projected >$80M of enablement spend in 2019/2020
Leading geographically diverse cross functional teams in the US, India, Singapore and China while managing supply chains in the US, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China
Years: 2008 to 2017 Employer: Lam Research Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: Senior Engineering Manager 2014 - 2017
Staff Engineer 2012 - 2014
Engineer and Senior Engineer 2008 - 2012

Six major product releases during 3 years of managing the etch electrostatic chuck group leading to >$250M per year in etch tool shipment
Engineered solutions to improve manufacturing control by over 50% and increased part lifetime by 40% to win $350M business opportunity from critical front end etch at Asian memory chip customer
Direct line management of 4 NCGs and 5 seasoned engineering staff with the development of one NCG into a leadership role to backfill my management position when I moved to a new opportunity
Managed and directed key Japanese ceramics supplier during quadrupling of growth, from $40M to $120M worth of business spend, overcoming key shortcomings in manufacturing capacity, product quality and engineering strength

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Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 4

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