Kevin Barber, CEO
Kevin Barber joined Thinfilm as CEO in November 2018. He is responsible for driving worldwide strategic growth, scaling product innovation and manufacturing operations while increasing market penetration and identifying new business opportunities.
Mr Barber was previously Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Division of Synaptics, where he drove the strategy, business development, M&A and execution of growing revenue fourfold to over $1 billion annually. Previously, he was CEO of ACCO Semiconductor a Venture Capital funded startup. Prior to ACCO, Mr. Barber served as Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Business at Skyworks Solutions where he led the strategy achieving top RF power amplifier market share in the high growth mobile market. Prior to Skyworks, Mr. Barber served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Conexant leading strategic efforts of global manufacturing scale, technology development, and supply chain management enabling Conexant to be a leader in diverse markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Mr. Barber currently serves as a Board Director at Intevac.
Ole Ronny Thorsnes, Chief Financial Officer
Ole Ronny Thorsnes joined Thinfilm in August of 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In his role he oversees several functions within the Company, including Finance, Accounting, Analyst Relations, IT, and HR.
Prior to Thinfilm, Mr. Thorsnes was most recently Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, for Orkla ASA, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions operating primarily in the Nordic and Baltic regions. He previously served as a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, which he joined in 2008, working with a broad range of industries and focusing mainly on strategy, finance and operational initiatives. Mr. Thorsnes holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) and the University of Edinburgh.
Christian Delay, Chief Commercial Officer
Christian Delay joined Thinfilm in May 2016 as SVP, Strategic Marketing and GM, Software Platforms and in February 2018 was promoted to EVP Software. In these roles, Mr. Delay was in charge of the CNECT™ cloud-based platform and growing the ecosystem of software partners. In the CCO role, Mr. Delay oversees Software, IT strategy and solutions, Sales, Business Development and Marketing.
Mr. Delay was previously with the Ask Partner Network (an IAC company) where he was responsible for the strategy and growth of APN’s Mobile business. His efforts focused on building search and advertising solutions that were integrated with, and distributed to, application developers and OEMs, which led to significant user, query and revenue growth. Prior to joining APN, Mr. Delay held senior positions at Opera Software, Obopay, Yahoo and Infospace. He earned his MBA from Duke University after working for Arthur Andersen and JPMorgan in Switzerland.
Poorab Shah, EVP Software
Poorab Shah joined Thinfilm in June 2018 as EVP Software. In this role he is responsible for the leadership and management of Thinfilm’s software and IT strategy/solutions, the CNECT™ Cloud Platform, and the Company’s growing ecosystem of software partners.
Mr. Shah joined Thinfilm from AdBlock, where he served as Chief Technology Officer overseeing product, platform, and growth initiatives in support of tens of millions of users worldwide. Prior to AdBlock, he was SVP Product & Technology at Ask Partner Network, an IAC company, where he led the global search platform and a portfolio of desktop and mobile products that were integrated with, and distributed to, Fortune 500 clients & OEMs. Prior to APN, he held senior positions at Mindspark (an IAC company) and Priceline.com, building and scaling a range of products during the rapid growth phase of these businesses. Mr. Shah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Gujarat University in India, and earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering from CEPT University in India.
Giampaolo Marino, EVP Hardware Solutions
Giampaolo Marino joined Thinfilm in July 2018 as EVP Hardware Solutions. In this role he leads the Product Management and Engineering functions for Thinfilm, as well as the Company’s Quality Management program and hardware ecosystem strategic partnerships.
Mr. Marino joined Thinfilm from NXP Semiconductors, a global leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. While at NXP he served as GM and Head of Product Line, Audio & Voice Solution Products, IoT, managing a global team responsible for R&D, marketing, business development, system architecture, product definition, and customer application support. Mr. Marino also led NXP’s Audio & Voice solution strategy for the Mobile and IoT market segments across four strategic areas: Mobile & Wearables, Automotive, Home Entertainment, and Home Control & Security. Prior to NXP, Mr. Marino held senior product-related positions with Monolithic Power Systems, Texas Instruments, Intersil, and Analog Devices. He earned an MBA in Corporate Entrepreneurship, Marketing and General Management from the Franklin W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University.
Dr. Arvind Kamath, Executive Vice President, Technology Development
Dr Kamath joined Thinfilm in January 2014 from Kovio Inc. in San Jose where he served as Sr. Director, Technology Development. At Thinfilm he has built and led several teams in the areas of Technology Development, Engineering and Operations.
Most recently he was responsible for the flexible substrate roll to roll PDPS (Printed Dopant Polysilicon) manufacturing scale up and led the teams that built a global ecosystem to enable this. At Kovio his primary responsibility was in leading materials, process and integration of a revolutionary silicon ink based printed electronics platform from initial feasibility to qualified product and yield. Prior to Kovio he worked at LSI Logic R&D, Santa Clara in various managerial and individual contributor roles. This spanned process engineering, group management, R&D operations and SRAM integration and yield enhancement. Dr. Kamath earned a B.Tech degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the microelectronics program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Matt Kaufmann, Executive Vice President Operations
Dr. Kaufmann joined Thinfilm in April 2016 as VP, Backend Manufacturing and Engineering. He was named EVP, Operations in February 2019 and oversees internal and external manufacturing, supply chain, and facilities for the company.
Prior to Thinfilm, he was VP, Strategic Accounts at Amkor Technology, a leading semiconductor assembly and test manufacturer, where he was responsible for all commercial, technical, and operational activities in support of the leading consumer mobile products customer. Earlier in his career he served as Managing Director, Worldwide Assembly Operations at Maxim Integrated, and Director, IC Assembly and Packaging Development at Broadcom. Throughout his career, Dr. Kaufmann has brought numerous advanced manufacturing technologies into high-volume production, including wafer-level packaging, optical sensors, and high-performance network processors. He holds multiple patents in electronics assembly technology and has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Shannon Fogle, Vice President of Global Human Resources.
Shannon Fogle leads the Human Resources functions for Thinfilm at all locations across the world. Ms. Fogle joined Thinfilm in 2014 as part of Thinfilm’s acquisition of Kovio’s Technology and the opening of Thinfilm’s NFC Innovation Center in San Jose.
Ms. Fogle lead the Human Resources functions at Kovio from 2007 until 2014. Prior to Kovio, Ms. Fogle worked in various Operations roles at Spansion and Advanced Micro Devices. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Jose State University and is Certified by the Society of Human Resource Management.