Board of Directors

Thomas M. Rohrs
Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Thomas M. Rohrs has served as Executive Chairman and director of Ichor since February 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer since September 2014. Prior to serving at Ichor, Mr. Rohrs served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Skyline Solar from 2010 to 2012 and Electroglas from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Rohrs also served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and a member of the Executive Committee for Applied Materials from 1997 to 2002 and as Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Silicon Graphics from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Rohrs currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced Energy and Intevac. Mr. Rohrs previously served on the board of directors of Magma Design Automation, Ultra Clean Technologies and Vignani Technologies. Mr. Rohrs holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Laura Black
Ms. Black joined the Board in February 2019.  Ms. Black currently serves as a Managing Director of Needham & Company, a full service investment banking firm. She has been a member of the board of directors of Super Micro Computer since April 2012 and a member of the board of directors of Viavi Solutions Inc. since February 2018. Prior to joining Needham & Company in March 1999, Ms. Black served as a Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Black & Company, an investment bank, beginning in July 1995. From July 1993 to June 1995, Ms. Black served as a Director for TRW Avionics & Surveillance Group where she evaluated acquisition candidates, managed direct investments, and raised venture capital to back spin-off companies. From August 1983 to August 1992, she worked at TRW as an electrical engineer designing spread spectrum communication systems. Ms. Black holds a BSEE from University of California at Davis, an MSEE from Santa Clara University, and an MS Management from Stanford.
Marc Haugen

Marc Haugen is the Chief Operating Officer of Kateeva Inc., the leading provider of OLED mass-production equipment solutions, a position he assumed in January 2018. In 2017 he established Following Seas Ventures LLC for consulting and private investment primarily focused on equipment and solutions for sustainability and renewable energy. From 2016 to 2017 he was Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Cepheid Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company, a position he held until its acquisition by the Danaher Corporation. From 2013 to 2016 he was Group Vice President Worldwide Operations and Supply Chain at Applied Materials Inc. Prior to this he held various General Management, Product, Manufacturing, and Business Operations roles at the Lam Research Corporation through the Corporate Vice President level, from 1998 to 2013. His service at Applied Materials and Lam Research included many years of international assignments at the senior executive level in Asia and Europe. He began his business career at Applied Materials from 1991 to 1998 after serving four years as an officer in the US Navy on surface combatant ships.

Mr. Haugen received an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and the National University of Singapore and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

He joined the Board of Directors of Ichor Systems in 2017, serving on the Audit Committee, and is also a Director of privately held Whooshh Innovations since 2012.

John Kispert
Mr. Kispert joined the Board of Directors in October 2018, serving as the Chair of the Audit Committee.  Mr. Kispert currently serves as a Managing Partner of Black Diamond Ventures, a California-based venture capital firm, leading sourcing, selection, and value-add efforts for companies from early to late stage.. Prior to joining Black Diamond Ventures, Mr. Kispert was CEO of Spansion, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of embedded semiconductors, from 2009 to 2015 where he lead the company out of bankruptcy in early 2009 to a profitable, growing company with over $1.5 billion in annual revenues, eventually completing a merger with Cypress Semiconductor in March 2015. Previously, Mr. Kispert was with KLA Tencor, an S&P 500 global semiconductor leader, from 1995 to 2009, advancing to numerous high-level positions including President and COO from 2005 to 2009 and Executive Vice President and CFO from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Kispert earned his MBA from UCLA in 1989.
Andrew Kowal
Andrew Kowal has served as a director of Ichor since February 2012. Mr. Kowal is a Partner with Francisco Partners Management LP. Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2001, Mr. Kowal served as a member of Princes Gate Investors where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation and execution of private equity transactions in a variety of industries, including information technology. In addition to Ichor, Mr. Kowal currently serves on the board of directors of Corsair Components, Optanix, OSY Holdings, Procera Networks, Shoregroup and Source Photonics. Mr. Kowal previously served on the board of directors of Aderant Holdings, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Metrologic Instruments and Mitel Networks Corporation. Mr. Kowal holds a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Iain MacKenzie
Iain MacKenzie has served as a director of Ichor since October 2015 and is the Lead Independent Director. Mr. MacKenzie also serves as director of SMART Global Holdings since August 2011, as President of SMART Modular Technologies since February 2002, as director of SMART Worldwide Holdings since April 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer since September 2005. Previously, Mr. MacKenzie served as Vice President of Worldwide Operations of SMART Worldwide Holdings from August 1998 to February 2002 and as general manager of SMART Modular Technologies (Europe) Ltd. from June 1997 to August 1998. Mr. MacKenzie holds the Higher National Diploma in mechanical and production engineering and the Ordinary National Diploma in electrical/electronics engineering from the Kirkcaldy College of Technology (Fife University) in Scotland. We believe Mr. MacKenzie is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive senior leadership experience, technical expertise and significant experience in operations, engineering and sales in the technology industries.