David J. Aldrich, 61, is chairman of the board and executive chairman of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He has been chairman of the board since May 2014, and prior to his appointment as executive chairman in May 2016, Mr. Aldrich had served as chief executive officer since the company was formed in 2002 via a merger between Alpha Industries and Conexant Systems' wireless business. Before the creation of Skyworks, he served as president and CEO of Alpha Industries, a position he held since April 2000. He joined Alpha Industries in 1995 as vice president and chief financial officer and held various management positions in the ensuing years, including president and chief operating officer. Prior to this, he held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and M/A-COM.
Mr. Aldrich received a bachelor's of arts in political science from Providence College in 1979 and a master's in business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1981. In 2004, he was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the Semiconductor category. In 2014, he was named CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. In addition, Mr. Aldrich is a board member of Belden (NYSE:BDC), a $2B company focused on high speed networking cables and connectivity products for data networking applications.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Liam K. Griffin, 51, is president and chief executive officer and a director of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Prior to his appointment as CEO and to the board of directors in May 2016, he had served as president since May 2014. He served as executive vice president and corporate general manager from November 2012 to May 2014, where he was responsible for all of Skyworks' business units. Since joining Skyworks in 2001, Mr. Griffin has also held the positions of executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog and senior vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Skyworks, he was the vice president of worldwide sales at Dover Corporation and held product management and process engineering positions at AT&T's Microelectronics and Network Systems' businesses.
Mr. Griffin received a bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master's of business administration from Boston University. In addition, Mr. Griffin serves on the board of Vicor Corp. (NASDAQ: VICR), a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of modular power components and complete power systems.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Carlos S. Bori, 47, is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in 2013. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. Bori worked for Beacon Electronic Associates, one of the largest North American independent representatives of semiconductor manufacturers, for more than 18 years, serving as Beacon’s president from 2004-2013.
Mr. Bori received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a minor in management from McGill University.
Chief Technology Officer
Peter L. Gammel, 57, is chief technology officer for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in June 2011 as part of Skyworks' acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor. At SiGe, he served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. Prior to this, he was vice president of engineering at Renaissance Wireless and chief technology officer at AdvanceNanotech and for Agere Systems' Analog Products Business. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.
Dr. Gammel received a bachelor's of science in physics and mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.
Vice President, Human Resources
Laura A. Gasparini, 67, is vice president of human resources for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. She first joined Skyworks in 1989, and rejoined in 1998 following a brief tenure with Unitrode Corporation from 1995 to 1998. Throughout her career at Skyworks, Ms. Gasparini has held increasing positions of responsibility within the human resources organization including manager, division manager and senior director of compensation, benefits, HR information systems and stock administration.
Ms. Gasparini is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Federation of European Employers and World at Work.
Vice President and General Manager, Open Market Platforms
Reza Kasnavi, 44, is vice president and general manager of Skyworks’ Open Market Platforms business encompassing the company’s portfolio of front-end and power management solutions for mass markets. He joined the company in 2010. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. Kasnavi spent 10 years as an investor and executive with Tallwood Venture Capital. During his tenure at Tallwood he also held direct engineering, product management and executive positions at several Tallwood portfolio companies including Sequoia Communications and Quintic Corporation.
Mr. Kasnavi received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Mobile Solutions
Joel R. King, 44, is vice president and general manager of Skyworks’ Advanced Mobile Solutions business encompassing the company’s most advanced and integrated cellular RF solutions. He joined the company in 2011. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. King worked for Maxim Integrated Products for 14 years, holding various management and leadership positions including executive director with responsibility for wireless IC designs and product line leader for custom RF ASICs.
Mr. King received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Vice President, Worldwide Operations
Steven C. Machuga, 53, is vice president of worldwide operations for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in 1999 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in process and product development, operations strategy and execution. Prior to his appointment as vice president of worldwide operations in February 2017, he had served as vice president of external manufacturing and operations engineering since 2006. Before joining Skyworks, Mr. Machuga worked for Motorola in various semiconductor engineering and manufacturing management roles.
Mr. Machuga holds bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and materials science from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Thomas S. Schiller, 47, is vice president of strategy and corporate development for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in August 1993 and is responsible for mergers and acquisitions activities, strategic planning, investor relations, corporate communications and intellectual property business development.
Mr. Schiller received a bachelor's of arts in social sciences with emphasis in economics and political science from the University of California, Irvine and a master's of business administration from the University of Southern California with specialization in entrepreneurship and finance. In addition, Mr. Schiller has completed executive education programs at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Suffolk University, Boston.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Kris Sennesael, 49, is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in August 2016. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. Sennesael served as chief financial officer for Enphase Energy, a semiconductor-based energy solutions provider. Earlier, he served as chief financial officer at Standard Microsystems, a designer of mixed signal connectivity solutions, and previously held increasingly responsible financial positions at ON, AMI Semiconductor and Alcatel Microelectronics.
Mr. Sennesael holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Ghent, Belgium, as well as an MBA from the Vlerick Management School.
Vice President and General Manager, Diversified Analog Solutions
David Stasey, 56, is vice president and general manager of Skyworks’ Diversified Analog Solutions business encompassing the company’s analog, mobile connectivity, RF ceramics and high reliability product portfolios. He joined the company in 2004 and prior to his current role, held various positions within Skyworks’ sales organization including global strategic accounts. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. Stasey served as vice president and senior partner at Hatch Associates, Inc., a leading global representative company for Ericsson Microelectronics, specializing in radio frequency and optoelectronic components.
Mr. Stasey attended the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and completed Sylvania Technical Institute's program in analog communication electronics (now part of Wentworth Institute of Technology).
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Robert J. Terry, 51, is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in 2003 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Company's legal department throughout his career at Skyworks. Prior to his appointment as general counsel in November 2016, Mr. Terry had served as vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary since June 2011. Before joining Skyworks, he served as general counsel and secretary for Day Software, Inc., an enterprise content management software company. Prior to joining Day Software, Mr. Terry was in private practice, focusing on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions and general business litigation.
Mr. Terry earned his juris doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School and his bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.