Michele Klein joined the Intevac Board of Directors in June 2019. Ms. Klein brings operations and board experience in the semiconductor equipment and solar energy industries. She serves as a Director of Photon Control (TSX: PHO), a provider of optical sensors and systems to the semiconductor equipment industry, where she chairs the M&A committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2010 Ms. Klein has been CEO of Jasper Ridge Inc., a privately-held company developing technology to improve vision. She is a co-founder and Director of Gridtential Energy, a privately-held energy storage company. Earlier Ms. Klein was Senior Director of Applied Ventures LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, where from 2005 until 2010 she recommended and managed investments in energy storage and solar energy, and represented Applied Materials on the boards of seven technology companies. Ms. Klein co-founded Boxer Cross Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, and served as CEO and Director from 1997 until its acquisition by Applied Materials in 2003. She previously co-founded and led High Yield Technology Inc., a semiconductor metrology company, from 1986 until its acquisition by Pacific Scientific in 1996.
Ms. Klein earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS from the University of Illinois.