Board of Directors
Thomas St. Dennis
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Thomas St. Dennis was named Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in October, 2013. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer from September, 2010 to October, 2013. Mr. St. Dennis previously held various positions at Applied Materials from 1992 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2009. His most recent role at Applied was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Silicon Systems Group. He also worked at Novellus Systems as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2003 to 2005. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. St. Dennis was the President and CEO of Wind River Systems. Mr. St. Dennis holds a B.S. in Physics and a M.S in Physics, both from University of California, Los Angeles.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Slessor has served as CEO since January, 2015 and as President since October, 2013. Prior to this, Mike served as the Sr. VP & General Manager, MicroProbe Product Group from October 2012 to October, 2013. Also, before joining FormFactor, Mike was the President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroProbe from July 2008 through the October 2012 closing of FormFactor’s acquisition of MicroProbe. Prior to joining MicroProbe, Mike held various management, product-marketing, and applications-engineering positions in the semiconductor industry, most notably with KLA-Tencor, where he led marketing and applications for the company’s fastest growing division.
Dr. Slessor received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Physics from Caltech and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics (First Class Honors) from the University of British Columbia.
Raymond A. Link
Raymond Link has served as a Director since June, 2016, following our acquisition of Cascade Microtech. Mr. Link was a Director of Cascade Microtech from February 2005 through June 2016. From July 2005 to April 2015, Mr. Link served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI Company, a leading supplier of scientific and analytical instruments for nanoscale imaging. Prior to this, Mr. Link was the Chief Financial Officer of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of signal processing components for wireless communications. He is on the board of nLight Inc., a maker of high-power semiconductor lasers. Mr. Link received a B.S. degree from SUNY at Buffalo and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Lothar Maier has served as a Director since November 2006. Mr. Maier has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Linear Technology Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog integrated circuits, since January 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Maier served as Linear Technology’s Chief Operating Officer from April 1999 to December 2004. Before joining Linear Technology, Mr. Maier held various management positions at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a provider of high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions, from 1983 to 1999, most recently as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Mr. Maier holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Rebeca Obregon-Jimenez has served as a Director since September 2019. Ms. Obregon-Jimenez currently serves as Corporate Vice President of the Advanced System in Package Business Unit for Amkor Technology, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. From 2014 to 2019, Ms. Obregon-Jimenez served at Amkor as a Corporate Vice President of Sales, and as a Senior Vice President in sales, strategic program management, and in operations finance. From 1999 to 2014, Ms. Obregon-Jimenez held executive and senior management positions at Integrated Device Technology, Inc., and Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc., in test operations, test engineering and product engineering. From 1990 to 1999, she served in the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola, where she held roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of engineering positions. Ms. Obregon-Jimenez earned her B.S. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University and her M.S. in electrical engineering from the National Technological University.
Sheri Rhodes has served as a Director since December 2019. Ms. Rhodes is currently the Chief Information Officer at Workday, Inc., overseeing the company’s global information technology organization. Prior to joining Workday, Ms. Rhodes served as Chief Technology Officer at Western Union from 2017 to 2019. Ms. Rhodes served as the Chief Information Officer at Electronics for Imaging from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Rhodes also held roles of increasing responsibility at Symantec from 2009 to 2015, including as Vice President of Global Applications from 2012 to 2015. Ms. Rhodes held management positions at Providian Financial Corporation and its successor Washington Mutual from 1999 to 2008, including as a First Vice President from 2005 to 2008. From 1990 to 1999, Ms. Rhodes held management positions at KMPG and Wells Fargo. Ms. Rhodes earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from San Diego State University.
Edward Rogas, Jr.
Edward Rogas, Jr. has served as a Director since October 2010. Mr. Rogas currently serves as a Director on the board of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Rogas served as a Director of Vignani Technologies Pvt Ltd until February 2014 and Photon Dynamics, Inc., from May 2006 to October 2008. Mr. Rogas held management positions at Teradyne, Inc. for over 30 years, including serving as Senior Vice President from 2000 through 2005. Mr. Rogas holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.
Kelley Steven-Waiss has served as a Director since August 2015. Mrs. Waiss is currently the EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for HERE, a leading location cloud company whose technology is helping to advance new forms of mobility, such as highly automated driving. She has previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Extreme Networks, Inc., a software and services-led networking solutions company. Prior to that, Mrs. Waiss served as the Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Integrated Device Technology, Inc., from 2009-2012, and prior to that, as the VP of Worldwide Human Resources for PMC-Sierra, Inc. Mrs. Waiss also serves as the chairperson of the board of directors of ALean, a Silicon Valley based educational non-profit. She earned her M.A. in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Arizona.