KLA Instruments Corporation

Santa Clara, CA:

Marketing Manager, 200 Series (RAPID Division, 1 year): Directed marketing, product management, and marketing communications for the world’s leading photomask inspection equipment producer (>$50M annual sales). Led competitive strategy, product planning, and cross-functional product introduction teams. Obtained front-page coverage in the industry’s leading newsmagazine.

Manager of Product Marketing (KLASIC Division, 2 years): Managed marketing, promotion, and sales support for KLA’s start-up venture in PC board inspection equipment. Developed strategic, business, and product plans, invented and defined products, coordinated product introductions, and supervised numerous promotional elements. Coordinated sales admin and factory support.

Manufacturing Manager (KLASIC Division, 1 year): Defined and implemented KLA’s first short cycle-time repetitive manufacturing facility. Staffed and supervised all departments. Slashed product COGS 40% while ramping from prototype to $10M ship rate within two quarters. Numerous company “firsts” included major innovations in procurement strategy, product structure, process flow, plant layout, material controls, and quality systems.

Group Leader, Manufacturing Engineering (RAPID Division, 2.5 years): Supervised staff of seven engineers on product enhancement designs, all new product introductions, process improvements, and response to technical problems. Implemented major overhauls of product introduction, change control, material planning, documentation and quality systems. Two profit improvement awards.

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