Raymond D. Zinn is a co-founder of the Company and has been its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors since the Company's inception in 1978. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zinn gives the Board of Directors insight and in-depth knowledge of the semiconductor industry and Micrel's specific operations and strategies. He also provides leadership skills and extensive knowledge of semiconductor technology and Micrel's business environment, which he has gained through his long career with Micrel and in the semiconductor industry. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Zinn held various management and manufacturing executive positions in the semiconductor industry at Electromask TRE, Electronic Arrays, Inc., Teledyne, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and Nortek, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.
John E. Bourgoin joined Micrel's Board of Directors in May 2010. Mr. Bourgoin brings more than 35 years of extensive executive management skill and semiconductor industry experience to the Board of Directors. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc. from February 1998 until his retirement on December 31, 2009 and as President since September 1996. Mr. Bourgoin served as Senior Vice President of Silicon Graphics, Inc., or SGI, from September 1996 to May 1998. From 1976 until joining SGI, Mr. Bourgoin was employed at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., where he held various positions including Group Vice President, Computation Products Group. He served as a Director of MIPS Technologies Inc. from February 1998 until his retirement and as the Chairman of the Board from February 1998 until August 2003. Mr. Bourgoin served as a Director of Stream Processors Inc. from July 2006 until October 2009 and served as a Director at Electronic Design Automation Consortium from August 2006 until April 2010. He has been serving on the board of directors of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation since September 2011. Mr. Bourgoin serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as the Lead Independent Director of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Bourgoin holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.
Daniel Heneghan was elected to Micrel's Board of Directors in November 2008. Mr. Heneghan brings more than 25 years of experience in financial and executive positions in semiconductor and high tech industries to the Board of Directors. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Intersil Corporation from its inception in August 1999 until he retired in June 2005. From 1996 to August 1999, Mr. Heneghan was Vice President and Controller of the Semiconductor Business at Harris Corporation ("Harris"). From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Heneghan was Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Products Division at Harris. Mr. Heneghan also served at various times as Division Controller of the Semiconductor Business, Director of Planning and Director of Finance at Harris. He has been serving on the boards of directors of Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd., which is the indirect parent of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., since July 2010, Pixelworks, Inc. since April of 2006, and NTELOS Holdings Corp. since February 2006, and also works as an advisor to the semiconductor industry. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Heneghan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Quincy University in Illinois and an M.B.A. from Western Illinois University.
Neil J. Miotto joined Micrel's Board of Directors in February 2007. Mr. Miotto brings extensive financial risk assessment and financial reporting experience to the Board of Directors. He is a retired assurance partner of KPMG LLP where he was a partner for 27 years until his retirement in September 2006. While at KPMG, Mr. Miotto also served as an SEC reviewing partner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Miotto serves as a member of the Audit Committee and of the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. He has been serving on the board of directors of GigOptix, Inc. since December of 2008. He holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College of The City University of New York.
Frank W. Schneider joined Micrel's Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Schneider brings more than 40 years of management skill and experience in the semiconductor, electronic component and systems industries to the Board of Directors. From October 2003 to January 2006, Mr. Schneider served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ION Systems, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of electrostatic management systems. In January 2006, ION Systems was acquired by MKS Instruments, Inc. where Mr. Schneider served as Vice President and General Manager until his retirement in March 2009. Prior to these roles, Mr. Schneider was the President and Chief Executive Officer of GHz Technology, Inc., until its merger with Advanced Power Technology, Inc. Subsequent to the merger, Mr. Schneider served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Radio Frequency business unit. Mr. Schneider also served as a member of the advisory Board of Neomagic, Inc. and held various management and executive positions with Sharp Electronics Corporation, Philips Semiconductor and Corning Electronics. He has been serving on the board of directors of GigOptix, Inc. since June 2010. Mr. Schneider serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business.