John Ocampo has served as a director and as the Chairman of the board of directors since our inception in March 2009. Mr. Ocampo has also served as President of GaAs Labs since co-founding it in February 2008. Previously, Mr. Ocampo co-founded Sirenza in 1984, served as a director of Sirenza from its inception in 1984 through its sale to RFMD in November 2007, and served in a number of senior executive roles throughout that period, most recently as its Chairman from December 1998 through November 2007. Mr. Ocampo also served as a director of RFMD from November 2007 to November 2008. From October 2010 to October 2013, Mr. Ocampo served as a director of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (“Ubiquiti”), a developer of networking technology for service providers and enterprises. Mr. Ocampo also serves as a director of various privately-held companies. Mr. Ocampo holds a B.S.E.E. from Santa Clara University. Mr. Ocampo’s strategic vision, developed over more than 30 years successfully leading public and private companies in the RF semiconductor and component industry, is a unique asset to our board of directors. His engineering background and extensive knowledge of our operations, markets and technology provides our board of directors with important insights. We also believe that having our largest stockholder (together with Mrs. Ocampo and their affiliates) on the board of directors assists the board in making decisions aimed at increasing stockholder value over the long term.
John Croteau has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since December 2012, and as our President since October 2012. Mr. Croteau joined us from NXP Semiconductors N.V. (“NXP”), a provider of mixed signal solutions and standard products, where he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of its High-Performance RF business from May 2008 to October 2012. For three of those years, Mr. Croteau also managed NXP’s Power & Lighting Solutions business. Prior to joining NXP, Mr. Croteau held numerous product management positions at Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”), a high-performance semiconductor company, including General Manager for ADI’s Convergent Platforms and Services Group as well as product line director for the Integrated Audio Group. Mr. Croteau holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Penn State University. Mr. Croteau’s qualifications to serve as a director include his unique perspective and insights into our operations as our current President and Chief Executive Officer, including his knowledge of our products, technologies, business relationships, competitive and financial positioning, senior leadership and strategic opportunities and challenges. Our board of directors also benefits from Mr. Croteau’s industry perspective, stemming from his broad experience in a variety of executive roles at public semiconductor companies.
Dr. Douglas Carlson has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF & Microwave, since October 2017. From August 2017 through September 2017, he served as our Senior Vice President, Technology, and from October 2016 through July 2017 he served as our Vice President, Technology Development. Prior to that he held the position of Director of Aerospace and Defense Strategy since April 2013. From August 2012 to April 2013, Dr. Carlson was Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Development, and from October 2010 to August 2012, he held the position of Chief Engineer. Before joining MACOM in 1990, Dr. Carlson served on the research staffs of MIT and Bell Laboratories. Dr. Carlson holds a ScB in Electronic Materials from Brown University and a ScD in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert Dennehy has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations, since October 2013, and prior to that had served as our Vice President, Operations, since March 2011. He previously served as Managing Director of our Cork, Ireland subsidiary from 2006 to March 2011. Prior to that Mr. Dennehy served in product management and other roles of increasing responsibility with us. Mr. Dennehy holds an Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration from Henley Business School, London.
Donghyun Thomas Hwang has served as our Senior Vice President, Global Sales, since January 2015. From January 2002 through August 2014, Mr. Hwang held various sales positions at Hittite, including Vice President of Worldwide Sales from January 2010 to October 2013, Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales from November 2013 to July 2014 and, following the acquisition of Hittite by ADI, Director of Asia-Pacific Sales from July 2014 to August 2014. Mr. Hwang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Vivek Rajgarhia has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Lightwave, since August 2017. Prior to that, he served as our Vice President and General Manager, Lightwave Networking Components, from October 2016 to August 2017. He previously served as our Vice President of Strategy, High Speed Networking, from May 2013 to September 2016, and as the General Manager of our optoelectronics business from April 2011 to May 2013. Prior to joining MACOM, Mr. Rajgarhia was CEO and Co-Founder of Optomai Inc., a provider of 100G optoelectronic devices, which was acquired by MACOM in April 2011. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rajgarhia held senior roles at OpNext Inc., Gigoptix, Inc., Lucent Technologies and JDS Uniphase Corporation. Mr. Rajgarhia holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Ambra Roth has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since May 2018, and prior to that in roles of increasing responsibility since joining MACOM in December 2013, including most recently as Associate General Counsel from April 2017. Prior to joining MACOM, Ms. Roth served as Associate General Counsel for Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., which she joined in November 2007. Ms. Roth has over 13 years of in-house legal experience representing technology companies, having started her legal career at Vivendi Universal Games, Inc./Blizzard Entertainment. Ms. Roth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Loyola Marymount University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
Pranab Sinha has served as our Chief Information Officer since January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Sinha served in varying managerial and executive leadership roles at Seagate Technology (“Seagate”), a data storage company, from May 1992 to January 2018. Most recently, he served as Seagate’s Vice President of IT, from August 2015 to January 2018, overseeing the corporate information technology functions with responsibility for datacenter and related operational infrastructure and platforms, global business applications, enterprise analytics and insights. In his prior role as Seagate’s Vice President, IT Applications, from October 2005 to July 2015, Pranab managed all aspects of business IT applications and related services from customer engagement through delivery and support. Mr. Sinha has been part of the technical and customer advisory councils for several product companies, most recently serving as Vice Chair of the High Tech Industry Council from September 2016 to January 2018 for Oracle Corporation, a computer technology company. Mr. Sinha holds a B.S. in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He has completed a Leadership Development program at Harvard Business School.
William Van Anglen has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since October 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Van Anglen served as a Vice President of Human Resources at Fairchild Semiconductor, a supplier of power semiconductors, from December 2006 to October 2012. Previously in his career he served as a Director of Human Resources at Analog Devices Inc., a high-performance semiconductor company as well as a Vice President of Human Resources at Fidelity Investments, a provider of stock brokerage and related services. Mr. Van Anglen holds a B.A. in Biology from St. Anselm College.
Preetinder Virk has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, since January 2017. He previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Networks, from October 2014 to January 2017, and prior to that had served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy, since December 2013. From May 2012 to December 2013, Mr. Virk served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Processing, for Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (“Mindspeed”). From April 2009 to February 2012, Mr. Virk served as Director, Global Network Segment Marketing, for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From October 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Virk served as Mindspeed’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Consumer Premise. Mr. Virk earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He also is a graduate of Thapar Institute of Engineering in India.