Board of Directors
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.
- 1990 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 1992 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
- 1996 Named Foreign Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering
- 2001 Recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association's Robert M. Noyce Award for Leadership
- 2003 Recipient of the IEEE Founder's Medal
- Co-author, Global Stakes, Ballinger Press 1982
- Co-author, The Innovators, Harper & Rowe, September 1984
Mr. Roche has served as President of Analog Devices since 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected as a Director in 2013. Under his leadership, ADI has extended its market leadership and grown to more than $5 billion in revenue in fiscal 2017. Mr. Roche began his career at ADI in 1988 and has served in key positions spanning corporate leadership, worldwide sales, strategic marketing, business development, and product management over his 30-year tenure at ADI. Mr. Roche also serves as a director on the board of Acacia Communications, Inc.
Mr. Champy retired in 2010 as Vice President of the Dell/Perot Systems business unit of Dell, Inc., a computer and technology services company. He was previously a Vice President and the Chairman of Consulting at Perot Systems Corporation from 1996 to November 2009. He served as a director of Perot Systems Corporation from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Champy is the author of several business books and is a Life Member of the MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Evans has served in various positions with Summit Partners, a growth equity, venture capital and credit investment firm, since 1986, including most recently as Chairman of Summit Partners' Board, and as Senior Advisor to the firm. From 2011 to December 2017, he served as Managing Director and Chairman of Summit Partners' Board. From 1999 to 2011, he was one of Summit Partners' Co-Managing Partners. During his 32 years with Summit Partners, Mr. Evans has served as a member of the boards of directors of over 30 technology and other growth industry companies in the US and Europe, including 14 public companies. Since 2010 Mr. Evans has served as a director of Casa Systems Inc., which became a publicly traded company in December 2017. He also served as a director of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. from 2002 until 2014. In addition, Mr. Evans is Chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the former Chairman of Vanderbilt's Investment Committee.
Dr. Frank was most recently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, a voice of the customer startup from January 2014 through August 2016. From May 2009 to October 2013, Dr. Frank held the position of Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets electronic devices. 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, Inc. Dr. Frank also serves as a director of Cavium, Inc. and Quantenna Communications Inc. He served as a director of Fusion-IO, Inc. from October 2013 until July 2014 when it was acquired by SanDisk Corporation. Dr. Frank is vice-chairman of Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees, where he has been a Trustee since 2000, and since July 2017, has been Executive Director (pro bono) of Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.
Dr. Little is the former Senior Vice President, GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of General Electric Company, or GE, a global digital industrial company. Dr. Little joined GE in 1978, and during his 37-year tenure, held management positions in engineering and business, culminating with his most recent position, which he held from 2005 to 2015. In addition to his technology leadership, Dr. Little led several multi-billion dollar business units at GE including GE Energy's power-generation segment. Dr. Little holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and in 1982 earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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 partner at Bain & Company, an international consulting firm. Mr. Novich also serves as director of W.W. Grainger, Inc., Hillenbrand Inc. and Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Mr. Sicchitano retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC, a public accounting firm, in July 2001. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Sicchitano was the Global Managing Partner of Independence and Regulatory Matters for PwC. Mr. Sicchitano joined Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor firm of PwC, in 1970 and became a partner in 1979. 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 and Financial Advisory Services. Mr. Sicchitano served as a director of PerkinElmer, Inc. from 2003 to April 2017 and MetLife, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 2001 until June 2017.
Dr. Su has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., or AMD, a semiconductor manufacturer since October 2014. Previously she served at AMD as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2014 to October 2014 and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units from January 2012 to July 2014. Prior to joining AMD in January 2012, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia, at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, from 2008 to 2011 and prior to that, as Chief Technology Officer from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Su also spent 13 years with International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, in various engineering and business leadership positions; and was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center. Dr. Su also serves as a director of AMD.