Dr. Harshad Mehta

President & CEO

Marc Papageorge

Chief Operating Officer & GM

Highly experienced hands-on entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working start-ups and large corporate environments in advanced materials, semiconductor, sensors, and systems companies.

 

Extensive experience managing product development & implementation, manufacturing operations, and growing new business activities globally, working and living abroad.

 

Successfully led technology businesses from greenfield stage to multimillion dollars in revenue. Performance driven and thrives on big challenges achieving commercial success.

Dr. Michel Francois

Director of Device Technology

Dr. Michel Francois received a BS in System/Microelectronic/Electronics/Hybrid Microelectronic, a MS degree in Electrophysics and a Ph.D. in Electrophysics/Biomedical Science from Drexel University.  

 

His background includes 25+ years’ experience in R&D, Development and Fabrication of Integrated Circuit, Smart Power and High-Power Semiconductor Devices. 

 

He also participated on the development of GaN and GaAs Photodetectors, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes), 2D Materials, GFET, Transparent Electrode, Opto-Mechanical MEMS Accelerometers, Bioterrorism nano-sensors, and Photonics Integrated Circuits.

Manfred Walder

Director of Quality & IT

 As an accomplished leader in Quality Management System design, development and implementation, my primary focus is the continual enhancement of system solutions which align with the ever-changing regulatory, industry and customer requirements and enable teams to improve efficiency. 

 

My expertise includes regulatory, ISO and industry standards in the Medical Device, Automotive and Aerospace industries as well as advanced business process modeling. 

 

With my extensive knowledge of developing systems within life cycles for product development, supplier management and quality processes

Brad Well

Director of Facilities

Bradley Well joined SiCamore Semi in June 2019 to manage the Maintenance and Facilities departments. Bradley is an experienced Maintenance, Facilities, and Production Manager who has supervised employees and equipment projects at all stages and phases for the last 28 years in the semiconductor industry.

 

Bradley is familiar with all areas in the Wafer Fab clean room to include Photo Lithography, Wet and Dry Etch, Thin Films, Implant, and Diffusion. 

 

Bradley has been the project manager for new and refurbished equipment installs in all areas within the Wafer Fab. Bradley is a senior equipment technician with a very good understanding of all semiconductor equipment in the clean room.

Andrew Hollenberg

Director of EHS

Andrew Hollenberg joined SiCamore Semiconductor in 2019 to lead our Industrial Hygiene and Safety practice areas. 

 

With more than 18 years of professional EHS leadership experience in both Manufacturing and Healthcare settings Andrew adds important strategic and management capabilities to the team. 

 

He brings a proven record of collaborating cross-functionally to implement, assess, and improve safety strategies and procedures. In this role, Andrew will be responsible for creating a best-in-class safety culture through leadership of the company’s safety program to increase safety excellence and ensure every team member arrives home in the same condition or better than they arrived to work.

Ed Maxwell

SiC Principal Engineer

 Edward Maxwell graduated with honors receiving a A.A.S. degree from ITT Technical Institute in Spokane, WA. In 1989. He has worked in semiconductor fabs for over 30 years and has gained extensive process experience working as a process engineer and process integration specialist.

 

Edward started his career in 1989 at TriQuint Semiconductor in Beaverton, Oregon where he worked as a Photolithography engineer. He took a position with Microsemi in Bend, Oregon in 2006 as a process integration engineer working with integration of SiC into the fabrication facility there.

 

He has been involved with the integration and development of manufacturing processes for Microsemi Corp and now SicamoreSemi since that time. 

Leadership At SiCamore Semi

Dr. Harshad Mehta completed his B.S. in Physics, Chemistry and Math and an M.S. in Physics from Vikram University, India, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.

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He established Silicon Power Corp., U.S.A. in April, 1994 and presently is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Silicon Power.

He also acquired Harris Power Devices Group in 1998 and then in May 2019 a SiC fab from Microchip. That later resulted in the formation of SiCamore Semiconductor Inc. His Accomplishments include recipient of 2014 IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award and recipient R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine. ​