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.

Larry Sparks Chief Financial Officer

Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks joined Ichor as Chief Financial Officer in October 2019. Prior to joining Ichor, Sparks served in various financial management, controller and operational roles at Applied Materials, Inc. since 1994. Most recently Sparks served as Vice President Finance, Semiconductor Solutions Group, leading worldwide finance organization to world class operational effectiveness. From 2006 until 2007, Sparks left Applied Materials to serve as Vice President Finance of FormFactor, Inc. Sparks earned a BA in Business Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA at the University of Southern California.

Paul Chhabra Chief Operating Officer

Paul Chhabra

Dr. Paul Chhabra is joining the Ichor executive team as our new COO. Dr. Chhabra brings a wealth of global supply chain and manufacturing management experience, and over the last 20 years he has built a strong track record of enhancing operating capabilities, efficiencies, and performance in growth companies. Dr. Chhabra most recently served as vice president, global product supply of Franklin Electric, a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Prior to joining Franklin Electric four years ago, Dr. Chhabra was vice president, global supply chain, for the semiconductor division of Applied Materials, Inc. Dr. Chhabra earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree and PhD in engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

 
 

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.

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.

Kevin Canty Head of Strategic Initiatives

Kevin Canty
Kevin Canty serves as Ichor’s Head of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to accepting this position in April of 2022, Canty served as Ichor’s Chief Operating Officer from August 2017.  Prior to joining Ichor, Canty held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Aruba Networks. Past roles include Chief Operating Officer at Aurora Networks, Vice President of Operations and Global Supply Chain at Applied Materials, and Vice President of Manufacturing at 3Com Corporation. Canty earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from State University of New York and an MBA from Colorado State University specializing in Finance and Operations.