Gayn Erickson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. Prior to joining Aehr, Mr. Erickson served as Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President & General Manager of Verigy’s memory test business. Prior to that, Mr. Erickson was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Agilent Technologies’ Semiconductor Memory Test products. He has over 26 years of executive and general management, operations,marketing, sales, and R&D program management experience dating back to the late 1980s, when he began his career in semiconductor test with Hewlett-Packard’s Automated Test Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Kenneth B. Spink, VP of Finance and CFO
Joined the Company in January 2008 as Corporate Controller and was elected Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. From 1999 to 2007 Mr. Spink held several positions at Applied Materials, the global leader in the semiconductor capital equipment industry, including divisional controller and corporate accounting manager. He has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience in the high tech, public accounting, leasing, service, and construction industries and began his career with accounting firm Deloitte. Mr. Spink received a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance options, from California State University East Bay.
Mark D. Allison, VP of Worldwide Sales
Joined the Company as Vice President of World Wide Sales in August 2013. Prior to joining Aehr, Mr. Allison served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Verigy, a leader in the ATE business that was acquired by Advantest. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Allison held various sales, marketing, general management and test engineering positions at companies including Advantest, Integrated Measurement Systems, Megatest, Micron and Texas Instruments. Mr. Allison received his BSEE from the University of Notre Dame.
Carl N. Buck, VP of Marketing
Joined the Company as a Product Marketing Manager in 1983 and held various positions until he was elected Vice President of Engineering in November 1992, VP of Research and Development Engineering in November 1996, VP of Marketing in September 1997, VP of Contactor Business Group in May 2002 and VP of Marketing and Contactor and Business Group in October 2005. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Buck served as Product Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation, an integrated circuit and microprocessor company. Mr. Buck received a B.S.E.E. from Princeton University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
David S. Hendrickson, VP of Engineering
Joined the Company as Vice President of Engineering in October 2000. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Hendrickson served as Platform General Manager, and from 1995 to 1999 as Engineering Director and Software Director, of Siemens Medical (formerly Acuson Corporation), a medical ultrasound products company. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Hendrickson served as Director of Engineering and Director of Software of Teradyne Inc. (formerly Megatest Corporation), a manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment. Mr. Hendrickson received a B.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.
David L. Fucci, VP of Operations
Joined the Company as Vice President of Operations in June 2014. Prior to joining Aehr, Mr. Fucci served as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations/Vice President of Quality & Compliance at DCG Systems, a leading provider of design-to-test solutions for the global semiconductor industry, where he had overall responsibility for managing manufacturing operations, quality assurance, facilities and IT. Prior to that, he was Director of Worldwide Operations/Supply Chain Management at Wireless Online, Inc., and Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations for MicroTouch Systems. Mr. Fucci received his BSEE from the Northeastern University and an MBA from Boston University.
Kunio Sano, President, Aehr Test Systems Japan K.K.
Joined the Company as Vice President, Aehr Test Systems Japan K.K., the Company’s subsidiary in Japan, in June 1998 and was elected President, Aehr Test Systems Japan K.K. in January 2001. From 1991 to 1998, he served as Manager of Development Engineering Department at Tokyo Electron Yamanashi Limited, a leading worldwide semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Mr. Sano received a B.S.E.E. from Sagami Institute of Technology in Kanagawa, Japan.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rhea Posedel, Chairman, is the founder of the Company and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from its inception in 1977 until 2012. From 2012 until 2013, Mr. Posedel served as Executive Chairman. From the Company’s inception through May 2000, Mr. Posedel also served as President. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Posedel held various project engineering and engineering managerial positions at Lockheed Martin Corporation (formerly “Lockheed Missile & Space Corporation”), Ampex Corporation, and Cohu, Inc. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University
William W. R. Elder, Director, has been a director of the Company since 1989. Dr. Elder was the Chief Executive Officer of Genus, Inc. a semiconductor equipment company, from 1981 to 1996, and then again from 1998 until the company was acquired by AIXTRON AG in 2005. Dr. Elder retired from AIXTRON in December 2007 and continues to serve in an advisory role for the company. Dr. Elder is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Maskless Lithography Inc., a capital equipment start-up company based in San Jose, California. Dr. Elder holds a B.S.I.E. and an honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Paisley in Scotland.
Gayn Erickson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mario M. Rosati, Director, was a director of the Company from 1977 to 2008, and then rejoined the Board of Directors in 2009. He is a member of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation which he joined in 1971. Mr. Rosati is a director of Sanmina Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services company and a publicly-held company, as well as several privately-held companies. Mr. Rosati holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Howard T. Slayen, Director, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in 2008. He has been providing independent financial consulting services to various organizations and clients since June 2001. From October 1999 to May 2001, Mr. Slayen was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quaartz Inc., a web-hosted communications business. From 1971 to September 1999, Mr. Slayen held various positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers/ Coopers & Lybrand, including his last position as a Corporate Finance Partner. Mr. Slayen currently serves as a Director for several non-profit organizations. Mr. Slayen holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
John M. Schneider, Director, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in December 2014. Mr. Schneider co-founded Private Wealth Advisors and PWA Securities, a SEC-Registered Registered Investment Advisor and FINRA-registered Broker/Dealer, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. In July 2015, Mr. Schneider sold his ownership position in both companies to create a new SEC-Registered Investment Advisor, JMS Capital Group Wealth Services. He has been the owner and President of JMS Real Estate, commercial real estate investment and property management, and JMS Development, general contracting, since their creation in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Mr. Schneider has served on a variety of non-profit boards and is a Certified Financial Planner. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.