John Gerber has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007 and chairman of the board since 2011. For the past five years, Mr. Gerber has served as managing partner of Four Points, a specialty investment group with more than $1.8 billion of investment and capital transaction experience across 40 real estate and venture capital investments. He has diversified experience in corporate and project management, project and venture finance and development. Mr. Gerber has a BSE degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and a masters degree from Harvard University.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Director
Scott Bibaud has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since October 2015. Mr. Bibaud has been active in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years. He has successfully built a number of businesses in his career which grew to generate over $1 Billion in revenue at some of the world’s largest semiconductor companies. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Altera’s Communications and Broadcast Division. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile Platforms Group at Broadcom. Mr. Bibaud holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rinn Cleavelin has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2009. From July 2002 to November 2007, Dr. Cleavelin served as manager for devices and manufacturing for external research and development for Texas Instruments. From January 2000 to June 2002, Dr. Cleavelin served as chief operating officer of International SEMATECH, where he was responsible for all technical programs and the advanced technology development facility. Previously, Dr. Cleavelin served as director of front end processing at International SEMATECH from 1998 to 2000. Since November 2007, Dr. Cleavelin has engaged in consulting activities on behalf of Atomera and other companies in the semiconductor industry. Dr. Cleavelin has a Ph.D. in Physics from Texas Tech University.
Ms. Le retired in July 2017 from Texas Instruments Inc., or TI, one of the leading semiconductor companies in the world. Ms. Le was elected Senior Fellow in 2002 and is the only woman in TI’s history elected to this highest Fellow rank. She held various leadership positions at TI, including Advanced Technology Ramp Manager for the Embedded Processing Division and worldwide project manager for the Memory Division. While at TI, Ms. Le led all aspects of execution for advanced technology nodes, including silicon technology development, design, assembly and test, productization, qualification, release to market, high volume ramp, and quality and reliability assurance. She has experience opening international offices and developing engineering talent for the TI business. Ms. Le has been awarded 24 patents. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Ms. Le is currently a director of National Instruments Corporation, Ballard Power Systems and CREE, Inc.
Steve Shevick has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2016. Mr. Shevick is currently the Chief Financial Officer of CloudPassage, Inc. Previously he was the CFO at Cobalt Technologies, where he helped lead commercialization, licensing and IP strategy efforts for the company’s bio-chemical production technology. His public company experience includes 10 years as General Counsel and CFO of Synopsys, Inc., a leader in the electronic design automation software industry. Mr. Shevick hold an A.B., Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Rolf Stadheim has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2010. Mr. Stadheim is founder and managing partner of Stadheim & Grear, Ltd., a Chicago, Illinois law firm founded by Mr. Stadheim in 1990 specializing in intellectual property law. Mr. Stadheim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and his law degree from the University of Chicago.
Executive Vice President of Business Development, Board Director
Erwin Trautmann has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Trautmann served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director from 2011-2015. He has held various executive positions at Fortune 500 companies and possesses extensive experience in project management, product development and business leadership. Mr. Trautmann formerly served as Senior Vice President at KLA-Tencor where he was most recently responsible for the global service and support division. From 1980-1998 Mr. Trautmann held various executive level positions with Texas Instruments including vice president of global product engineering and vice president of global quality and reliability. Mr. Trautmann holds a Dipl. Engr. (FH) degree in Chemical Technology from Fachochschule Mannheim, Germany.