Management Team

Jeffrey Andreson Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Andreson has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 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.

Larry Sparks Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sparks joined Ichor as Chief Financial Officer in October 2019. Prior to joining Ichor, Mr. Sparks served in various financial management, controller and operational roles at Applied Materials, Inc. since 1994. Most recently Mr. Sparks served as vice president finance, silicon worldwide operations, heading the finance organization responsible for supporting worldwide operations activities for the Semiconductor Solutions Group. From 2006 until 2007, Mr. Sparks left Applied Materials to serve as vice president finance of FormFactor, Inc. Mr. Sparks earned his B.A. in Business Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California.

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.
 
 
 

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.

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.