Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pond is a founder of Intevac and has served as Chairman of the Board since February 1991. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Before joining Intevac, from 1988 to 1990, Mr. Pond served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Varian Associates, Inc. ("Varian"), a publicly held manufacturer of semiconductor, communication, defense and medical products where he was responsible for overall management of Varian's operations. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Pond was President of Varian's Electron Device and Systems Group and became a Director of Varian in 1986. Prior to joining Varian, Mr. Pond was employed by Teledyne, a diversified electronics company, from 1963 to 1984 where he served in various positions, including Group Executive. Mr. Pond holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a M.S. in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Dury joined the Intevac Board of Directors in July 2002. He co-founded Mentor Capital Group LLC and is currently on the Board of Directors of Aceva Technologies and Metreo, Inc. Previously Mr. Dury was Chief Financial Officer of Aspect Development, CFO of NetFrame Systems, EVP of Boole and Babbage, President of Priam Corp., and held management positions at Intel Corporation. Mr. Dury holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Mr. Hill joined the Intevac Board of Directors in March 2004. Mr. Hill is a retired chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics Corporation and its parent, K Systems, Inc. Kaiser Aerospace is a major supplier of military cockpit avionics, flight control actuators, and electro-optical systems for a variety of military and commercial aircraft. During his nearly 30 years with Kaiser Aerospace, Mr. Hill also held executive and management positions in several areas of Kaiser's aerospace operations, including engineering, electronics, optical systems, electro optics, vision systems, and flight dynamics.
Mr. Hill is currently a director of First Aviation Services, Inc., a publicly owned company that manufactures and distributes aircraft parts and provides supply-chain management services to the aviation industry. Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, a Masters of Engineering Degree from the University of Connecticut and has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Santa Clara business school.
Mr. Rohrs joined the Intevac Board of Directors in October 2010. Mr. Rohrs is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Skyline Solar. Prior to joining Skyline Solar, Mr. Rohrs was 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 on the Board of Directors of Advanced Energy and Magma Design Automation. Mr. Rohrs received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Schaefer joined the Intevac Board of Directors in June 2010. Prior to joining Intevac, Mr. Schaefer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phase Metrics which was a publicly traded producer of technically advanced process and production test equipment for the data storage industry until substantially all of its assets were purchased by KLA-Tencor Corporation in April 2001. Mr. Schaefer was President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of McGaw, Incorporated, a producer of intravenous products and devices, from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Schaefer was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Levolor Corporation, a manufacturer of custom window treatment systems from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Schaefer was a Corporate Officer and Director of Baker Hughes, Inc., a provider of services and equipment for the oilfield and process industries from 1974 to 1988. Mr. Schaefer served as a Staff Assistant to the President of the United States between 1971 and 1974.
Mr. Schaefer is currently a Director of Websense. Mr. Schaefer holds a B.S. in Engineering and Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Yang joined the Intevac Board of Directors in March 2006. Dr. Yang is a consultant to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company ("TSMC") of Taiwan, R.O.C., and a director of Global Unichip Corp. of Taiwan, a full service System on Chip ("SoC") design foundry, which is a TSMC subsidiary. Dr. Yang is the former Vice President of Research and Development at TSMC, where he worked from 1997 until 2005. Prior to joining TSMC, Dr. Yang worked at Texas Instruments from 1980 through 1997 where he was Director of Device and Design Flow. He was elected a Texas Instruments Fellow in 1986. Dr. Yang holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a BS degree in physics from National Taiwan University.