Management Team

Jeffrey Andreson Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Andreson

Jeffrey Andreson has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2020. Andreson served as President of Ichor from April 2019 through January 2020, and as the Chief Financial Officer from December 2017. Andreson served as Chief Financial Officer of Nanometrics Incorporated, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor process control systems, from 2014 until 2017. Prior to Nanometrics, 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, 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. Andreson earned his BS, Finance at San Jose State University and an MBA at Santa Clara University.

Greg Swyt Chief Financial Officer

Greg Swyt

Greg Swyt has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2023. Prior to this role, Mr. Swyt served as Chief Accounting Officer beginning in January 2022, after nearly 25 years of financial leadership roles in the semiconductor capital equipment and global electronics technology industries. Prior to joining Ichor, Mr. Swyt served as CFO of Silvaco Group, Inc., a privately-held provider of EDA tools and semiconductor IP. Mr. Swyt had joined Silvaco in June 2021 after nearly five years at Onto Innovation and its predecessor, Nanometrics Incorporated. Mr. Swyt joined Nanometrics in August 2016 as vice president, finance and corporate controller, and served as CFO on an interim basis from December 2017 through Nanometrics’ merger with Rudolph Technologies in October 2019. He then continued on at Onto Innovation as vice president finance until taking the CFO role at Silvaco. Prior to Nanometrics, Mr. Swyt was managing director of finance and global finance controller at Intevac, Inc. from 2008 until 2016. Previous financial leadership roles included many years serving as finance director at Applied Material, Inc., as well as stints at Hewlett Packard and 2WIRE. Early in his career, Mr. Swyt spent 12 years serving with the U.S. Navy. He earned both his B.S. in Finance and his Masters in Business Administration from San Jose University. 

Philip Barros Chief Technology Officer

Philip Barros

Philip Barros is an Ichor veteran, joining Celerity in 2004, which was acquired by Ichor in 2009. Barros currently serves as Ichor’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to accepting this position in September 2015, Barros led Ichor’s Engineering organization as Senior Vice President since 2009. Barros served in various management positions at Celerity, Inc. from 2004 to 2009, including Vice President of Engineering and Director of Systems Engineering. Prior to joining Ichor, Barros held various engineering and management positions at Applied Materials from 2000 to 2004. Barros holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State.


Christopher Smith Chief Commericial Officer

Christopher Smith

Chris Smith joined Ichor Systems as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in April 2019. Smith brings extensive experience and a very successful track record in both General Management and Sales and Marketing Management. Prior to joining Ichor, Smith spent eight years at Intevac as VP, Business Development, SVP of Sales and Customer Support at Oerlikon Solar, and SVP of Business Operations at Cymer. Smith 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. Smith earned a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Business School.

Bruce Ragsdale Chief Operating Officer

Bruce Ragsdale
Bruce Ragsdale joined Ichor as Chief Operating Officer in December 2022. Prior to joining Ichor, he served as vice president, supply chain sourcing at Intel Corporation. He previously served as senior vice president, global operations and supply chain at ASM International, where from 2015 until 2022 he was responsible for all aspects of worldwide operations, including engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics. Prior to ASM International, Mr. Ragsdale spent over 20 years at Applied Materials, where he most recently served as vice president, global supply chain management in Singapore, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Ragsdale earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from DeVry University and his MBA focused on technology management and product commercialization from the University of Phoenix.

Diana Finucane Chief HR Officer

Diana Finucane
Diana Finucane joined Ichor as the Chief HR Officer in March 2020. Prior to joining Ichor, Finucane served as Vice President Human Resources, Sr. HR Business Partner for the Product Groups and Office of the CTO at Lam Research for eight years. Finucane served at TE Connectivity leading HR for the Touch business division and at Applied Materials for 15 years in various human resource management positions. Finucane earned a BS in Business Management at University of Phoenix and completed several certifications in the field of Human Resources and Organizational Development. Finucane was honored in 2019 with a YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award.