Richard M. Freeman joins FormFactor, Inc. as Senior Vice President Operations
September 14, 2004
LIVERMORE, CA — September 14, 2004 — FormFactor, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORM) today announced the appointment of Richard M. Freeman as senior vice president Operations. Richard brings to FormFactor over 30 years of world-class process engineering and manufacturing experience. Prior to joining FormFactor, Richard was Chief Operating Officer at ChipPAC, Inc., senior vice president of World Wide Manufacturing at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, and vice president of World Wide Wafer Fab Operations at National Semiconductor Corporation.
“FormFactor is a highly integrated manufacturer of advanced wafer probe cards and our products are mission critical for our customers. Our manufacturing operations are in a critical transition where shorter cycle times and faster response to our customers product mix changes are becoming key differentiators. We are fully committed to servicing the needs of our expanding customer base, as evidenced by our $55 million investment in our new manufacturing facility. I am very excited about Richard’s decision to join our team. He is an experienced, proven executive, who brings to FormFactor the background and leadership to accelerate the achievement of our goals for ever shorter cycle times, increased production efficiency and highest product quality,” commented Jens Meyerhoff, FormFactor’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
“My decision to join FormFactor’s team was driven by the Company’s position in the semiconductor manufacturing pipeline and the clear opportunities for growth and success. I see my experience in managing complex manufacturing environments and FormFactor’s drive towards manufacturing excellence as a perfect match. Many of the opportunities ahead of FormFactor draw directly on my prior experiences”, says Richard Freeman. “The Company has an unequivocal commitment to building a world class manufacturing operation that is highly responsive to its customers and the market demands”, he continues.
Richard Freeman’s hiring is part of the Company’s new organization announced in April of 2004. In his role as senior vice president, Operations, Richard will be part of the team led by Jens Meyerhoff, and will have specific responsibilities for manufacturing, supply chain, and manufacturing engineering.