Board of Directors
Joseph R. Bronson
Mr. Bronson has served as a director since May 2014. He is currently Principal of The Bronson Group, LLC, which provides financial and operational consulting services, and is a Strategic Advisor to Cowen & Co., a New York City based investment bank. He also serves on the boards of directors of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., SDC Materials, and Ryan Herco Flow Solutions. Prior to his affiliation at Cowen & Co., from May 2011 to March 2014, he was affiliated with GCA Savvian, LLC, as an Advisory Director. From January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Bronson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Technology Corporation, a private company that provides technical services to the semiconductor and solar industries. Prior to that, from August 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Bronson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sanmina-SCI, a worldwide contract manufacturer, and also served on Sanmina-SCI's board of directors from August 2007 to January 2009. Mr. Bronson holds a B.S. in accounting from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. in financial management from The University of Connecticut.
Professor Marco Iansiti has been a member of the Board of Directors since November 2016. He currently serves as the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School, where he has taught for twenty six years. Professor Iansiti is also currently the chairman of the board of directors of Keystone Strategy Inc., a consulting firm he co-founded, and a member of the board of directors at Module Q, a personal resource management application. Previously, from April 2014 through November 2016, he was a member of the board of AltX, a data platform and marketplace for alternative investments, and from May 2011 to March 2012, Professor Iansiti was a member of the board of Leonardo-Finmeccanica SpA, a global high-tech company in the aerospace, defense, and security sectors, which is publicly listed in Italy. He holds an A.B. and Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University.
Dr. John K. Kibarian
One of PDF's founders, Mr. Kibarian has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Mr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Mr. Kibarian received a BS ECE, MS ECE and PhD ECE from Carnegie Mellon University.
Lucio L. Lanza
Mr. Lucio Lanza has served as the Chairman of the Board since April 2004 and has been a director since November 1995. He is Managing Director of Lanza techVentures an early stage venture capital and investment firm, and the 2014 recipient of the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA). A co-founder of Radnorwood Capital, LLC., an investor in public technology companies, Mr. Lanza serves as its co-general partner and technology strategist. Previously, he was a non-executive director of ARM, the world's leading semiconductor IP company, and a member of the board of directors of Harris & Harris Group. Mr. Lanza joined the venture capital industry in 1990 after executive positions at Olivetti, Intel, Daisy Systems, EDA Systems and Cadence Design Systems and currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies. He holds a doctorate in electronic engineering from Politecnico in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Kimon Michaels
Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability since June 2007. Dr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, and has been a Director since November 1995. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Dr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.