Board of Directors

Mr. Blonigan joined Intevac in July 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings over 25 years of executive management experience and extensive technology expertise that spans the solar, flat panel display and semiconductor capital equipment markets. Prior to joining Intevac, Mr. Blonigan co-founded Orbotech LT Solar in 2009 and served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. From 2006 until 2009, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Photon Dynamics, Inc. In 1991, Mr. Blonigan joined Applied Materials’ AKT display subsidiary, a developer and manufacturer of complex front-end deposition machinery for the global LCD industry. During his tenure at AKT, he held various positions of increasing responsibility. In 2003, he was appointed President and served in this role until 2006; from 1999 through 2003 he was Vice President, and prior to that time he was Director of Engineering and New Product Development.  Mr. Blonigan is an inventor who holds 57 patents, and received a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from Missouri Institute of Technology/Devry.

    Mr. Dury joined the Intevac Board of Directors in July 2002.  Mr. Dury served as a co-founder of Mentor Capital Group, a venture capital firm from July 2000 until his retirement in 2009.  From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dury served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aspect Development, a software development firm.  From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Dury served as Chief Financial Officer and then President for Priam, a disk drive company.  Mr. Dury also served as Chief Financial Officer of NetFrame Systems, Chief Operating Officer of Boole and Babbage, and held management positions at Intel Corporation.

    Mr. Dury holds a BA in Psychology from Duke University and an MBA from Cornell University.


    Mr. Schaefer joined the Intevac Board of Directors in June 2010. Mr. Schaefer was a Director of Websense from 2001 to 2013. Mr. Schaefer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phase Metrics from 1994 through 2001, President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of McGaw Incorporated from 1992 to 1994, President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Levolor Corporation from 1989 to 1992, and Corporate Officer and Director of Baker Hughes Incorporated from 1974 to 1988. Mr. Schaefer also served as a Staff Assistant to the President of the United States between 1971 and 1974.

    Mr. Schaefer holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


    Mr. Rohrs joined the Intevac Board of Directors in October 2010. Mr. Rohrs has held executive positions at leading Silicon Valley technology companies. Mr. Rohrs currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ichor Systems. Mr. Rohrs served as the Chief Executive Officer of Skyline Solar from 2010 through 2013, the Chief Executive Officer of Electroglas from 2006 through 2009, Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Applied Materials from 1997 through 2002, and Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Silicon Graphics from 1992 through 1997. Mr. Rohrs currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ichor Systems, and as a Director of Advanced Energy. Mr. Rohrs was a Director of Magma Design Automation from 2003 to 2012. 

    Mr. Rohrs received a MBA from Harvard and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.


    Mr. Popovich was appointed as a director of Intevac in February 2018. Mr. Popovich currently serves as the CEO of 3D Glass Solutions, a privately-held company producing glass-based system-on-chip and system-in-package. Prior to 3D Glass, in 2017, Mr. Popovich was chief strategy officer of Semblant, Inc., a start-up specializing in waterproof nano-coatings for consumer electronics products. From 2013 until 2017, Mr. Popovich held corporate vice president positions at Henkel Corporation, a multi-national chemical and consumer goods company. From 2002 until 2013, Mr. Popovich served as general manager, vice president at Amkor Technology, an outsourced provider in the semiconductor assembly and packaging industry. From 1996 until 2002, Mr. Popovich served as a director at ChipPAC Inc. From 2015 to 2017 Mr. Popovich served on the Boards of Directors of Vitriflex Inc., a private company and Dropwise Technology Corporation, a private company. Mr. Popovich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Science & Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. 


    Mr. Barber was appointed as a director of Intevac in February 2018. Mr. Barber currently serves as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile Division of Synaptics. Prior to joining Synaptics in 2011, Mr. Barber served from 2008 until 2010 as CEO and president of ACCO Semiconductor, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company serving the mobile communications market. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Barber served as a consultant for PRTM Management Consultants Inc. From 2003 until 2006, Mr. Barber served as served in various roles at Skyworks Solutions including senior vice president and general manager, mobile platforms, and earlier, RF solutions, and senior vice president, operations. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Barber served as senior vice president of operations for Conexant Systems. Mr. Barber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. 


    Dr. Jamison was appointed a Director of Intevac in August 2018. Dr. Jamison most recently worked as a Senior Program Consultant for night vision technology at Fibertek, assigned to U.S. Army Night Vision Lab (NVESD), from 2011 until 2018. Prior to Fibertek, he was a Technology Fellow with Rand Corporation, also at NVESD, from 2009 until 2011. Dr. Jamison served as Vice President and General Manager of BAE Systems, from 2001 until 2008. Prior positions include Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Operations at Lockheed Martin, Director and Chief Engineer at Loral, and Manager and Section Head at Honeywell. Dr. Jamison received his PhD in Physics from Brown University.
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