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Ray Stata was cofounder of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), in 1965. ADI initially focused on operational amplifiers but later expanded into other linear IC’s including data converters and subsequently in digital signal processors (DSP), forging the integration of analog and digital circuits for signal processing applications.
Mr. Stata served as CEO of the company from 1971 to 1996. He has been Chairman of the Board since 1973 and continues to serve in this capacity.
Mr. Stata is active in the high technology industry and in public service. Throughout his career Mr. Stata has committed himself to numerous programs to develop learning skills in our youth, promote interest in engineering education, and establish quality as a key cultural value for people and corporations around the world.
As co-founder and the first President of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, Mr. Stata advocated that engineering education and university research funding were a shared responsibility of government and industry. As a member of Leaders for Education, he joins other business leaders in a continuous effort to reform K-12 education particularly as it related to in urban communities and as it related to nurturing interest in math and science.
At the federal level, he served on the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness from 1987 to 2005. Mr. Stata's service on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers stemmed from his professional commitment to total quality management.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Stata holds a BSEE and MSEE from MIT, and was until 2010 the Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1984 he was elected to MIT's Corporation and served as a member of its Executive Committee until 2010. In 1987-1988 he served as President of the MIT Alumni Association.
Vincent Roche is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Analog Devices. Mr. Roche is only the third CEO to lead the company since its founding in 1965. He began his career at ADI in 1988 and has been part of the senior management team since 2001.
Mr. Roche has held senior positions for ADI in Ireland, Massachusetts, and California, progressively gaining responsibility in product line management, strategic marketing, and business unit management roles. Mr. Roche’s first role at ADI was as a senior marketing engineer in Limerick, Ireland, where he created and managed several emerging analog businesses, generating significant revenue and positioning ADI in many new product categories. Mr. Roche was promoted to Marketing Director for ADI’s analog semiconductor division in 1994. In 1996, as Product Line Director, Mr. Roche led the company’s development of application-specific analog products for disk drive electronics. In 1998, he was named head of ADI's San Jose, California, operations, which included engineering and marketing for precision amplifiers, interface, optical, and power management technology. During this period of rapid expansion for high technology, Mr. Roche successfully deepened engagement with customers and partners throughout Silicon Valley and in 2001 was given responsibility for global sales and marketing as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In this role he was responsible for direct customer sales, distribution, and e-commerce for all product lines, as well as corporate marketing and the company’s industry-leading web site, www.analog.com.
In 2009, Mr. Roche was named Vice President for the newly created Worldwide Sales and Strategic Market Segments Group, where he focused on integrating ADI technology into optimized solutions for industrial, automotive, and infrastructure customers, gaining share with the world’s leading electronics brands, and ensuring a clear path for all customers to engage with ADI’s world-class engineering and manufacturing operations. In this position he was also responsible for the worldwide sales organization, which represents ADI’s portfolio of ten thousand products across all markets around the world.
Mr. Roche was promoted to President of ADI in 2012, taking responsibility for all R&D, sales, marketing and business development. In May 2013, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Roche earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Limerick in Ireland.
Mr. Beyer is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, he held the position of CEO at Intersil Corporation from 2002 to 2008 and at Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Beyer also served in senior management roles at VLSI Technology, National Semiconductor, and Rockwell International.
Mr. Beyer earned bachelors and masters degrees from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He also served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Dr. Frank is presently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, an early-stage social networking startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before founding Cloud Parity, he served at Apple, Inc. from 2009 until 2013 as Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering. Prior to his tenure at Apple, Dr. Frank served as Corporate Vice President, Research and Development, of Broadcom Corp. Dr. Frank was founding CEO of Epigram, Inc., a developer of integrated circuits and software for home networking, which Broadcom acquired in 1999, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He is Director of privately-held eASIC.
Dr. Frank earned BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Hodgson has been retired since December 2006. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for DuPont, a science-based products and services company, from January 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Hodgson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from May 2005 to January 2006, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer from February 2002 to May 2005 and Group Vice President and General Manager of Dupont iTechnologies from February 2000 to February 2002.
Mr. Istel has been a Senior Advisor to Rothschild, Inc., an international investment bank, since April 2002, and was Vice Chairman of Wasserstein Perella & Co. International and Managing Director of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. from 1988 to 1992 and served as a director of Imperial Sugar Company, a processor and marketer of refined sugar until 2011. Mr. Istel currently serves on the Board of Compagnie Financiere Richemont S.A., the parent group owning luxury good companies, including Cartier and Montblanc.
Mr. Novich, is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryerson Inc., a leading global metals distributor and fabricator. He joined Ryerson in 1994 as Chief Operating Officer and served in that role until 1999 when he was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held through 2007. Prior to that he was a Director at Bain & Company, an international consulting firm. Mr. Novich also serves as director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. and is a Trustee of the Field Museum of Natural History and a Trustee of Children's Home & Aid and a member of the visiting committee to the Physical Sciences Division of the University of Chicago.
Mr. Saviers has been retired since August 1998. He is a founder and Director of InPronto, Inc. a dental services firm. He served as Chairman of the Board of Adaptec, Inc., a provider of high-performance input/output products, from August 1997 to August 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adaptec from July 1995 to August 1998, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Adaptec from August 1992 to July 1995. Prior to joining Adaptec, Mr. Saviers was employed with Digital Equipment Corporation, a computer manufacturer, for more than five years, last serving as Vice President of its Personal Computer and Periphreals Operation.
Mr. Sicchitano has been retired since June 2001. He joined Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC, is a public accounting firm. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Sicchitano was the Global Managing Partner of Independence and Regulatory Matters for PwC. During his 31-year tenure with PwC, Mr. Sicchitano held various positions including the Global Managing Partner of Audit/Business Advisory Services and the Global Managing Partner responsible for Audit/Business Advisory, Tax/Legal and Financial Advisory Services. Mr. Sicchitano also serves as a director of PerkinElmer, Inc. and MetLife, Inc.
Dr. Lisa Su is AMD's president and chief executive officer and also serves on the company's board of directors. Previously, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD's business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD's products and solutions.
Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company's embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company's technology roadmap and research and development efforts.
Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM's silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).
Dr. Su has bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).