B. Kipling Hagopian
Chairman of the Board
B. Kipling Hagopian has been a director of Maxim Integrated since 1997, and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 2007. Mr. Hagopian is a founder of Brentwood Associates, a venture capital investment company, and was a general partner for all of the funds started by Brentwood from its inception in 1972 until 1989. He was a General Partner of Brentwood until 1996. He has been a Special Limited Partner of each of the five Brentwood funds started since 1989, and is a Special Advisory Partner to Redpoint Ventures I, which is a successor to Brentwood's information technology funds. Mr. Hagopian is Chairman and President of Segue Productions, a feature film production company. He is also a Managing Director of Apple Oaks Partners LLC, a private investment company that manages his own capital and the capital of another individual. Mr. Hagopian served on the board of directors of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., a financial services firm focused on investment banking and asset management from January 2006 to July 2010. He holds a BA degree and an MBA, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
James R. Bergman
DSV Partners III, DSV Partners IV
James R. Bergman has served as a director of Maxim Integrated since 1988. Mr. Bergman was a founder and has been a general partner of DSV Associates since 1974. He is also a founder and general partner of its successors, DSV Partners III and DSV Partners IV. These firms provided venture capital and management assistance to emerging companies, primarily in high technology. Since July 1997, Mr. Bergman has also served as a special limited partner of Cardinal Health Partners and Cardinal Partners II, both also private venture capital funds. He attended UCLA where he graduated with honors with a BS in Engineering and later received an MBA with distinction.
Joseph R. Bronson
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
The Bronson Group, LLC
Joseph R. Bronson is Principal and Chief Executive Officer of The Bronson Group, LLC. He has served as a director of Maxim Integrated since November 2007. Mr. Bronson was the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Technology Company (SVTC), a private company that provides technical services to the semiconductor and solar industries, from 2009 to March 2010. Mr. Bronson was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, a worldwide contract manufacturer, from August 2007 to October 2008. In addition, Mr. Bronson also served on Sanmina-SCI's Board of Directors between August 2007 and January 2009. Before joining Sanmina-SCI, he served as President, co-CEO, and was a member of the board of directors of FormFactor, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced semiconductor wafer probe cards from 2004 until 2007. Prior to 2004, Mr. Bronson was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Applied Materials where he spent 20 years in senior-level operations management positions. He is on the board of directors of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a $10 billion provider of technical, professional, and construction services. He also serves on the board of directors of SDC Materials, a private company in the field of nanotechnology. Mr. Bronson is a Trustee of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and Bellarmine Academy Preparatory School in San Jose, California. He also holds the Chair of the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board and the International Business School Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut. Mr. Bronson is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. He was inducted into the University of Connecticut Business School Hall of Fame in 2005.
Robert E. Grady
Cheyenne Capital Fund
Robert E. Grady has served as a director of Maxim Integrated since August 2008. Mr. Grady has been a Managing Director at the Cheyenne Capital Fund, a private equity investment firm, since October 2009. He was appointed Chairman of New Jersey's Council of Economic Advisors by Governor Chris Christie in January 2010, and was elected Chairman of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which oversees the state's $70 billion pension fund, in September 2010. Mr. Grady was a Partner and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, from 2000 to 2009. He served as Chairman and Fund Head of Carlyle's U.S. venture and growth capital group, Carlyle Venture Partners (CVP), and on the investment committees of CVP, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners, and Carlyle Europe Technology Partners. Mr. Grady also serves on the Board of Directors of Stifel Financial, which acquired Thomas Weisel Partners Group in June 2010. He is the Chairman of the board of directors of Eleutian Technology, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of privately held companies E-Screen, Symbio LLC, and Viator. Mr. Grady is a former Director and served as Chairman in 2006 to 2007 of the National Venture Capital Association. From 1993 to 2000 he was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Robertson Stephens & Company. From 1993 to 2004 Mr. Grady also served on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Lecturer in Public Management. From 1989 to 1993 he served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States of America, as Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as Associate Director of OMB for Natural Resources, Energy and Science. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
William D. Watkins
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors
William D. Watkins has served on the Board of Directors of Maxim Integrated since August 2008. Mr. Watkins is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Bridgelux, Inc., a leading LED developer. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Seagate Technology from July 2004 to January 2009 and was a member of their Board of Directors from 2000 to January 2009. Previously Mr. Watkins was Seagate's President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held since June 2000, and in this capacity was responsible for the company's global hard-disc-drive operations. He originally joined Seagate in 1996 as part of the company's merger with Conner Peripherals. While at Conner, he established the Conner Disk Division and managed its success through the merger with Seagate. In addition to Maxim, Mr. Watkins currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flextronics and Bridgelux. He graduated with honors with a BS degree in Political Science from the University of Texas.
A. R. Frank Wazzan
Distinguished Professor (and Dean Emeritus) of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles
A.R. Frank Wazzan has served as a director of Maxim Integrated since 1990. Dr. Wazzan is a Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He served as consultant to Douglas Aircraft, Hughes Electrodynamics, North American Rockwell, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Westinghouse Oceanics Division, the French Atomic Energy Commission, Électricité de France, Honeywell, and the Department of Defense through the Rand Corporation. In the latter role he was granted secret, top secret, and critical nuclear weapon design and information clearances to work on the design of underwater weapon systems, study the effect of nuclear radiation on the performance of electronic materials and communication satellites, and conduct theoretical studies in methods of hardening boosters and satellites to laser and microwave weapons. Dr. Wazzan is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He is recipient of the Gold Medal Award at the First International Meeting on Nuclear Power Plants in Commercial Operations.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tunç Doluca has served as a director of Maxim Integrated as well as its President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. Mr. Doluca joined Maxim in 1984 as a Member of Technical Staff. After several promotions, he was named Vice President of R&D in 1994. At that time Mr. Doluca designed the industry's first high-integration, notebook power-supply IC (the MAX786), and designed ICs until 1996. While at Maxim, Mr. Doluca personally designed over 40 products and holds 11 patents. In 1994 he became the leader of the Company's first vertical business unit for portable power-management products. Mr. Doluca's management responsibilities continued to expand; he was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004 and Group President in 2005. Born in Ankara, Turkey, Mr. Doluca holds a BSEE degree from Iowa State University and an MSEE degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.