Management Team

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.
Jeff Andreson
President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Andreson, brings to Ichor over 25 years of financial leadership and management in the capital equipment industry. Since 2014 he has served as CFO of Nanometrics Incorporated, a leading provider of advanced process control systems. Prior to Nanometrics, Mr. Andreson served for seven years as CFO of Intevac, Inc. a leading supplier of thin-film processing equipment and digital night vision technologies. Prior to joining Intevac in 2007, Mr. Andreson spent 12 years at Applied Materials, Inc. where he served in several financial leadership and management positions, most recently as Managing Director, Controller of the $2-billion Applied Global Services business. Mr. Andreson earned his B.S., Finance at San Jose State University and his M.B.A. at Santa Clara University.
Christopher Smith
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Smith joined Ichor Systems as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in April, 2019. He brings with him extensive experience and a very successful track record in both General Management and Sales and Marketing Management. Prior to joining Ichor, Mr. Smith spent eight years at Intevac as VP, Business Development, was SVP of Sales and Customer Support at Oerlikon Solar, and SVP of Business Operations at Cymer. He also held various management roles at Applied Materials, including VP, Division General Manager (Chemical Mechanical Polishing Product Business Group), and Vice President, General Manager of the multiple Sales Teams including the Intel Strategic Account.

Mr. Smith earned his B.S., Business Administration from San Jose State University and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Business School.

Philip Barros
Chief Technology Officer
Philip Barros has served as Chief Technology Officer of Ichor since September 2015. Previously, Mr. Barros had served as Senior Vice President of Engineering of Ichor since April 2011, and prior to that time, served as Vice President of Engineering at Ichor since 2009. Prior to serving at Ichor, Mr. Barros served in various management positions at Celerity, Inc. from 2004 to 2009, including Vice President of Engineering and Director of Systems Engineering, and served in various engineering and management positions at Applied Materials from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Barros holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State.
Kevin Canty
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Canty has more than 20 years of operations management experience. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Aruba Networks. Past roles include COO at Aurora Networks, Vice President of Operations and Global Supply Chain at Applied Materials, and Vice President of Manufacturing at 3Com Corporation. Mr. Canty has an undergraduate degree in Economics from State University of New York and a MBA from Colorado State University specializing in Finance and Operations.