Board of Directors

Jon D. Tompkins

Chairman of the Board. Director since 1998 

Jon D. Tompkins, (Chairman) retired as Chief Executive Officer of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, in 1998 and retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors of KLA-Tencor in 1999. Mr. Tompkins is a member of the Board of Directors of Cymer, Inc. He has been a director since 1998 and Chairman of the Board since 2003.

Ed Grady

Director since 2008

Edward C. Grady, 67, is currently President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., (ESI) and assumed this role in February 2014. He has served on the Board of ESI since 2008 and prior to accepting the CEO responsibility at ESI, he served as CEO and Chairman at REEL Solar, Inc., a venture funded developer and manufacturer of low cost, high efficiency, thin film solar panels. Prior to that he served as President and CEO of Brooks Automation, a company that offers solutions that optimize productivity for the semiconductor and other industries, including clean tech and data storage. Mr. Grady retired from Brooks Automation in 2007. Prior to joining Brooks in 2003, he ran the wafer inspection and metrology groups at KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment. Prior to KLA-Tencor, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hoya Micromask, a supplier of photo masks and services to the semiconductor industry. He started his career as an engineer for Monsanto Electronic Materials Company, Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, and eventually rose to the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Grady is also a member of the board of directors at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. - a provider of power and control technologies.

Barry L. Harmon

Director since 2002

Currently Mr. Harmon serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Glassybaby LLC, a privately held business based in Seattle, Washington. Barry L. Harmon was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ESI from April 2003 until January 2004. From July 2000 until September 2001, Mr. Harmon served as Senior Vice President – West Coast Operations for Avocent Corporation, a provider of KVM switching and solutions. Avocent is the company resulting from the merger of Apex, Inc. with Cybex Computer Products in 2000. Mr. Harmon served as Chief Financial Officer of Apex, Inc., also a provider of KVM switching and solutions, from 1999 until its merger with Cybex. From 1992 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ESI.

Richard J. Faubert

Director since 2003

Richard J. Faubert, was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AmberWave Systems, Inc., a semiconductor technology company, in September 2003. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, from 1998 through 2002. Upon the sale of SpeedFam-IPEC to Novellus Systems, Inc., a capital equipment manufacturer, he served as Executive Vice President of Novellus until April 2003. Prior to his employment with SpeedFam-IPEC, Inc., he held executive and management positions at Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company, and GenRad, Inc., an electronics testing and manufacturing company. Mr. Faubert is on the North American Advisory Board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials, Inc.

Frederick A. Ball

Director since 2003

Fred Ball was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marketo, a leading revenue performance management company, in May 2011. Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball had been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public technology companies including Webroot Software, Inc., BigBand Networks, Inc., and Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Ball also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, and prior to that as its Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ball was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC for over 10 years. Mr. Ball is a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power and control technologies, and is chair of its audit committee.

Robert R. Walker

Director since 2003

Robert R. Walker is retired from Agilent Technologies, Inc., an electronic instrument company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2000 until December 2001. From May 1999 until May 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During 1997 and 1998, Mr. Walker served as Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard’s Professional Services Business Unit. From 1993 to 1997, he led Hewlett-Packard’s information systems function, serving as Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 1995 to 1997.

David Nierenberg

Director since 2010

David Nierenberg is the Founder and President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company, Inc. in Camas, Washington, which manages The D3 Family Funds. Prior to founding Nierenberg Investment Management Company in 1996, Mr. Nierenberg was a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a venture capital fund, where he invested in financial services, healthcare and turnarounds. Prior to 1985, he was a Partner with Bain & Company, a business strategy consulting firm. Mr. Nierenberg was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Columbia University Law School. He is a director emeritus of PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center and Chairman of PSA Healthcare. He is also a member of the board of directors at Kuni Automotive Group, Whitman College, and the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington. He also serves on the Washington State Investment Board.

Richard H. Wills

Director since 2014

Mr. Wills was President and CEO of Tektronix from 2000 until 2008, and its Chairman from 2001 through 2008. He joined Tektronix in 1979 and served in a range of marketing, product development and management roles, including President of the Measurement Business and President of Regional Operations for both Europe and the Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Linfield College.