Board of Directors

Tom Rohrs
Executive Chairman and Director

Thomas M. Rohrs has served as Executive Chairman and director of Ichor since February 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer from September 2014 through January of 2020. Prior to 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.

Jeffrey Andreson

Jeffrey Andreson has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2020 and joined the Board in February 2020. Mr. Andreson served as President of Ichor from April 2019 through January 2020. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ichor from December 2017. From 2014 until 2017, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Nanometrics Incorporated, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor process control systems. Prior to Nanometrics, Mr. Andreson served for seven years as Chief Financial Officer 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. 

Wendy Arienzo

Dr. Arienzo joined the Board of Directors in February 2020.  Dr. Arienzo currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Fujifilm Dimatix, a subsidiary of Fujifilm, a position she has held since 2013.  She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Power Integrations since 2017.  From 2010 until 2013, Dr. Arienzo was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ArrayPower. Previous technology leadership positions included serving as Executive Vice President of R&D at the Solar Energy Consortium, Vice President of Manufacturing Services at NXP Semiconductors, and Vice President and Director of Engineering at Philips Semiconductors. 

Dr. Arienzo holds a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from Stanford University.  Dr. Arienzo also holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and has completed the Executive Management Program at the Stanford AeA Institute. 

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.

Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee

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.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

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.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee

Iain MacKenzie
Lead Independent Director

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.

Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating & Governance Committee

Sarah O’Dowd

Ms. O’Dowd joined the Board of Directors in May 2020. Ms. O’Dowd is currently a director of the Independent Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and communications organization. From 2008 up until her retirement in March 2020, Ms. O’Dowd was senior vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary of Lam Research Corporation, and from 2009 to 2012, she also served as Lam’s vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Lam, from 2007 to 2008, Ms. O’Dowd served as vice president and general counsel of FibroGen, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical firm. Prior to FibroGen, Ms. O’Dowd spent 28 years at a major law firm, Heller Ehrman LLP, where she founded both the Silicon Valley and San Diego offices, and ultimately chaired the firm’s global business practice groups, which spanned seven offices and included more than 250 attorneys. She has been a trusted adviser to numerous boards, board committees, and CEOs. In 2019, Directors Roundtable presented Ms. O’Dowd and her legal team with its Global Honor Award, given to general counsels and their law departments.

Ms. O’Dowd holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.A. in communications from Stanford University, and an A.B. in mathematics from Immaculata College.