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 23 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.
Gary L. Larson, VP of Finance and CFO
Joined the Company in April 1991 as Chief Financial Officer and was elected Vice President of Finance in February 1992. From 1986 to 1990, he served as Chief Financial Officer, and from 1988 to 1990 also as President and Chief Operating Officer, of Nanometrics Incorporated, a manufacturer of measurement and inspection equipment for the semiconductor industry. Mr. Larson received a B.S. in Mathematics/Finance from Harvey Mudd College.
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.
Larry J. Anderson, VP of Worldwide Sales
Joined the company as Vice President of Sales in May 2012. Mr. Anderson has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience with technology companies including 10 years with FormFactor, a leader in the semiconductor test probe card market, where he headed the sales and service efforts in North America and Europe. Prior to joining Aehr Test, Mr. Anderson also held various sales leadership positions with the memory and logic test businesses of Advantest/Verigy, a leader in the semiconductor test business as well as Cymer, the leading laser light source company whose products are used for pattering advanced semiconductors. Mr. Anderson received a B.B.A. from Western Michigan 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, Executive Chairman, is the founder of the Company and has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from its inception in 1977 until 2012. In 2012, Mr. Posedel was appointed 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
Robert R. Anderson, Director, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2000. Mr. Anderson currently is a director of MKS Instruments, Inc., a semiconductor components and equipment supplier. He also serves as a director for Energetiq Technology, a private company. Mr. Anderson was a co-founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of KLA Instruments, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries, from 1975 through 1994. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Bentley University and served as a trustee of Bentley University from 1993 through 2004.
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
Mukesh Patel, Director, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in June 1999. Mr. Patel was President and Chief Executive Officer of Metta Technology, which he co-founded in 2004, until November 2006, when LSI Logic Corporation acquired it. He founded Sparkolor Corporation, which was acquired by Intel Corporation in late 2002, and co-founded SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held high value added memory products company which was acquired by Solectron Corporation in late 1999. Mr. Patel was Vice President and General Manager Memory Product Division of SMART Modular from August 1995 to August 1998 and was Vice President, Engineering from February 1989 to July 1995. Mr. Patel also serves as a director of SMART Modular and for several privately-held companies. Mr. Patel holds a B.S. degree in Engineering with an emphasis in digital electronics from Bombay University, India.
Mario R. 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-SCI 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. In addition, Mr. Slayen currently is a director of Lantronix, Inc., a provider of embedded networking solutions. Mr. Slayen holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law..