David J. Aldrich, 60, 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.
Kevin L. Beebe, 58, has been a director since 2004. In 2007, he became president and chief executive officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial, and operational advice to private equity investors and management. In 2014, Mr. Beebe became a founding partner of Astra Capital Management, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously, beginning in 1998, Mr. Beebe was group president of operations at ALLTEL, a telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, he served as executive vice president of operations for 360º Communications, a wireless communication company. Mr. Beebe has held a variety of executive and senior management positions at several divisions of Sprint, including vice president of operations and vice president of marketing and administration for Sprint Cellular, director of marketing for Sprint north central division, director of engineering and operations staff and director of product management and business development for Sprint southeast division, as well as staff director of product services at Sprint. He began his career at AT&T/Southwestern Bell as a manager. Mr. Beebe also serves as chairman of the board of directors of NII Holdings, a publicly traded provider of wireless telecommunications services in Latin America, and as a director for SBA Communications, a publicly traded operator of wireless communications towers in North, South, and Central America, Syniverse Technologies, a privately held provider of support services for wireless carriers, and Logix Communications, a privately held provider of facilities-based communications services.
Timothy R. Furey, 59, has been a director since 1998. He has been chief executive officer of MarketBridge, a privately owned digital marketing software and services firm, since 1991. MarketBridge provides digital marketing, predictive analytics, and sales effectiveness solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the software, communications, financial services, life sciences, and consumer products sectors. Mr. Furey also serves as managing partner of the Technology Marketing Group which advises and invests in emerging growth companies in the social media, mobile, and marketing automation markets. Prior to 1991, he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Strategic Planning Associates, Kaiser Associates, and the Marketing Science Institute.
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.
Balakrishnan S. Iyer, 61, has been a director since 2002. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Conexant Systems from October 1998 to June 2003. Prior to joining Conexant, Mr. Iyer served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of VLSI Technology. Prior to that, he was corporate controller for Cypress Semiconductor and director of finance for Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Iyer served as a director of Conexant from 2002 until 2011, as a director of Life Technologies from 2001 until 2014, when it was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, as a director of IHS from 2003 until July 2016, when it completed a merger with Markit, and as a director of QLogic Corporation from 2003 until August 2016, when it was acquired by Cavium. Mr. Iyer currently serves as a director of Power Integrations and IHS Markit, each a publicly traded company.
Christine King, 68, has been a director since 2014. Ms. King served as executive chairman of QLogic Corporation from August 2015 until August 2016, when it was acquired by Cavium, Inc. Previously, she served as a director and chief executive officer of Standard Microsystems, a publicly traded developer of silicon-based integrated circuits utilizing analog and mixed-signal technologies, from 2008 until the company's acquisition by Microchip Technology in 2012. Prior to Standard Microsystems, Ms. King was chief executive officer of AMI Semiconductor, a publicly traded company, from 2001 until it was acquired by ON Semiconductor in 2008. From 1973 to 2001, she held various engineering, business, and management positions at IBM, including vice president of semiconductor products. Ms. King previously served as a director of Analog Devices, and of Atheros Communications, prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm. She currently serves as a director of Cirrus Logic and IDACORP, each a publicly traded company, and as a director of Idaho Power Company, a subsidiary of IDACORP.
David P. McGlade, 56, has been a director since 2005. He has served as executive chairman of Intelsat S.A., a publicly traded worldwide provider of fixed satellite communication services, since April 2015, prior to which he served as chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. McGlade joined Intelsat in April 2005 and was the deputy chairman of Intelsat from 2008 to 2013. Previously, Mr. McGlade served as an executive director of mmO2 PLC and as the chief executive officer of O2 UK, a subsidiary of mmO2, a position he held from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, he was president of the western region for Sprint PCS.
David J. McLachlan, 78, has been a director since 2000 and Lead Independent Director since May 2014. He served as Chairman of the Board from May 2008 to May 2014. Mr. McLachlan served as a senior advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genzyme Corporation (a publicly traded biotechnology company) from 1999 to 2004. He also was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genzyme from 1989 to 1999. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. McLachlan served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adams-Russell Company (an electronic component supplier and cable television franchise owner). He previously served as a director of Dyax Corp. until January 2016, when it was acquired by Shire plc.
Robert A. Schriesheim, 57, has been a director since 2006. He served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears Holdings from August 2011 until October 2016. From January 2010 to October 2010, Mr. Schriesheim was chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company that was acquired by Aon in October 2010. From 2006 until 2009, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software, a publicly traded ERP software provider. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Schriesheim was affiliated with ARCH Development Partners, LLC, a seed stage venture capital fund. Before joining ARCH, he held executive positions at Global TeleSystems, SBC Equity Partners, Ameritech, AC Nielsen, and Brooke Group Ltd. Mr. Schriesheim currently serves as a director of Houlihan Lokey and NII Holdings, each a publicly traded company, and previously served as a director of Lawson Software, until its sale in July 2011. In addition, from 2004 until 2007, he was also a director of Dobson Communications, a former publicly traded wireless services communications company that was acquired by AT&T, and from 2007 until 2009 he served as a director of MSC Software, a former publicly traded provider of integrated simulation solutions for designing and testing manufactured products that was acquired by Symphony Technology Group.