Raymond D. Zinn President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Robert DeBarr Chief Financial Officer
Robert DeBarr has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Human Resources since October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeBarr served from September 2011 through June 2012 with Texas Instruments Incorporated as a financial executive with responsibility for integrating the acquisition of National Semiconductor Corporation which became effective in September 2011. He served as the Treasurer of National Semiconductor from June 2005 to September 2011. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions for over twenty years at National Semiconductor including as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. DeBarr has also served as Chairman of the Board of PremierOne Credit Union since January 2013 and previously served as the Chairman of the Board for National1st Credit Union from 1997 until its merger with the San Jose Credit Union at the end of December 2012 which resulted in the formation of the PremierOne Credit Union. He was actively involved in the integration of these credit unions during 2013. Mr. DeBarr holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University.
Guy Gandenberger Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Foundry Business Unit
James G. Gandenberger has served as Vice President of Worldwide Operations & Foundry Business since November 2007. From July 2002 to November 2007, he served as Vice President of Wafer Fab Operations. Mr. Gandenberger joined the Company in October 2000 as Managing Director of Wafer Fab Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gandenberger was employed by National Semiconductor Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as the Managing Director of Santa Clara Wafer Fabs. From 1994 to 1997, he was employed by Asyst Technologies where he held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Gandenberger served in a variety of positions at LSI Logic, where his last position was Director of Operations of the VLSI CMOS Division. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Mary's College and an M.B.A from Golden Gate University.
Brian Hedayati Vice President, High-Performance Analog and High-Speed Mixed Signal Solutions Marketing
Brian Hedayati has served as Vice President of High-Performance Analog and High-Speed Mixed Signal Solutions Marketing since July 2011. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. as an Executive Director from August 2006 to July 2011 and as a Director from August 2004 to August 2006, managing multiple product lines. Prior to Maxim, Mr. Hedayati was employed by Supertex, Inc. as a Marketing Director from 2001 to 2004 and U.S. Western Area Sales Manager from 1998 to 2001. Prior to Supertex, he held various engineering and management positions with Unitrode Corporation (now Texas Instruments), Megapower Corporation, Space Systems Loral and Conver Corporation. Mr. Hedayati holds a B.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and has continued his education through the AeA/Stanford Executive Institute Program.
Mansour Izadinia Senior Vice President
Mansour Izadinia has served as Senior Vice President responsible for High Performance Linear and Power Solutions since January 2011 and Timing and Communications since June 2012. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (“IDT”) as Chief Technology Officer from October 2010 to January 2011 and as Senior Vice President of Analog and Power Division from July 2009 to October 2010. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Izadinia served as Vice President of the System and Power Management business unit at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. where he worked for over fifteen years until July 2009. Prior to Maxim, he held various engineering and management positions at National Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Izadinia holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of California at Los Angeles and M.S.E.E. from Santa Clara University.
Rami Kanama Vice President, Clock and Timing Products
Rami Kanama has served as Vice President of Timing and Communications since June 2012 and as President of Micrel’s PhaseLink subsidiary since April 2012. From April 2012 to June 2012, he served as Vice President of Clock and Timing Products. Mr. Kanama joined the Company in January 2008 and served until April 2012 as Senior Director of Marketing for High Bandwidth Products. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Kanama was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. Prior to Redfern, he held various management positions at Infineon Technologies and Tyco Electronics (previously AMP, Inc.). Mr. Kanama holds a B.S.E.E. degree from McMaster University.
Dr. Bruce Larson Vice President, High-Performance Analog and High-Speed Mixed Signal Solutions
Bruce C. Larson has served as Vice President of High-Performance Analog and High-Speed Mixed Signal Solutions since April 2011. Before joining Micrel, he was employed by Active-Semi International, Inc. as Director of Engineering and General Manager for Active-Semi's Hanoi R&D Center from June 2009 to March 2011. Prior to joining Active-Semi, Mr. Larson worked at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. for more than ten years where he held various key technical and executive positions including Design Center Director until May 2009. Mr. Larson holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Houston.
JC Lin Vice President, LAN Solutions
Jung-Chen Lin has served as Vice President of LAN Solutions since April 2003. He joined the Company through the acquisition of Kendin Communications Inc. in May 2001 as Vice President of Design of Kendin Operations. Prior to the acquisition, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Kendin from 1996 to 2001. Prior to Kendin, Mr. Lin was employed by Pericom Semiconductors Corp as Design Manager of the Data Communication Group from April 1995 to April 1996. He worked for Hitachi Micro Systems, Inc. as Principle Engineer from August 1993 to April 1995. From 1990 to 1993, he was employed by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., where he held a design manager position. From 1986 to 1990, he worked for Philips Components at various locations as Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Mixed Signal Circuit Design area. Mr. Lin holds a B.S.E.E. from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Cincinnati.
Wiren Perera has served as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Marketing and LAN Solutions Marketing since April 2012. He joined the Company in March 2009 and served as Director of LAN Solutions Marketing until April 2012. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Perera was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Plato Networks, Inc. Prior to Plato Networks he held various positions at JDSU, Mysticom Semiconductor (acquired by TranSwitch Corporation), Massana Inc. (acquired by Agere Systems Inc.), Stream Machine Company (acquired by Cirrus Logic Inc.), PMC-Sierra, Inc. and NEC Corporation. Mr. Perera holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
David Schwartz Vice President, Worldwide Sales
David Schwartz has served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales since June 2011. Before joining Micrel, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. from February 2009 to March 2011. Prior to that, he was employed as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Oxford Semiconductor from October 2006 to January 2009. Prior to Oxford, Mr. Schwartz served in various executive and management sales positions for Renesas Technology America, Mitsubishi Electronics America, and Motorola Semiconductor. Mr. Schwartz holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the Pratt Institute and an M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickensen University.
Colin Sturt General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Colin Sturt has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since November 2011. From March 2010 until November 2011, he served as the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Micrel, Mr. Sturt worked as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP from October 2006 to February 2010. He previously worked at National Semiconductor Corporation in the areas of organization and operational improvement, project management and operations support management. He holds a B.A. and two masters degrees, in Organizational Behavior and International and Area Studies, from Brigham Young University. He also holds a J.D. from the Columbia University Law School.
Richard Zelenka Vice President, Quality Assurance
Richard Zelenka has served as Vice President of Quality Assurance since August 2000. From January 1998 to July 2000, he held the position of Director of Product Assurance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zelenka was employed by National Semiconductor Corporation from 1987 to 1998 as a Senior Quality Manager. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Zelenka was employed by Fairchild Semiconductor where he held the position of Wafer Fab Quality Manager. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.