Executive Advisory Consultants

In order to maintain a high-level perspective on the industry and continually challenge ourselves to reach new heights, we turn to our Executive Advisory Consultants. Our consultants are high-performing, accomplished individuals who are invaluable to our success. They help provide a birds-eye view of the changing landscape of technology and serve as the backbone of Brewer Science.

John Osborne

In the last 16 years, John Osborne has served on the boards of five publicly traded and two privately held technology companies. His professional career included senior management positions for two multinational companies, Philips Electronics and Lam Research. He began his career at Motorola in microchip manufacturing and has held P&L responsibilities with both Philips Electronics and Lam Research.

John headed up the compensation committee at Amkor Technology (AMKR) from 2009 to 2012. Past fiduciary director positions include equipment, testing, and chemical companies including CFM Technologies, Electroglas, Semitool, MicroProbe, and ChemFirst.

In addition to fiduciary board work with public companies, he served on the strategic advisory board of DuPont Electronic Materials from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Osborne also served as an advisor to Beaglehole Instruments, a New Zealand–based metrology company, from 2000 to 2008.

Education:

  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Awards:

  • SEMI award, Outstanding Contribution to the Microchip Industry

Ken Joyce

Ken Joyce served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amkor Technology, Inc., a global provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services, from October 2009 to May 2013. Ken joined Amkor Technology, Inc., in 1997, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for more than 8 years.

From 1992 to 1997, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer of Selas Fluid Processing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde AG, Munich, Germany. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1971 with the CPA firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ listed), the Board of Directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the non-profit global Semiconductor Industry Association, the GSA Finance committee, and the Board of Directors of Para-Chem Southern, Inc. (privately held). Mr. Joyce currently is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Education:

  • B.S., Accounting, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • CPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Concentration in Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • NACD Board Leadership Fellow, 2013

Military Service:

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 1966 – 1968, Republic of Vietnam

Dr. Larry F. Thompson

Dr. Larry Thompson joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1970. At Bell Labs he invented, developed, and introduced into manufacture several polymeric resist materials used to produce chromium masks, including PBS and COP. During his career at Bell Labs, he held numerous management positions in R&D.

After leaving Bell Labs, Dr. Thompson served as the Chief Technical Officer of Integrated Solutions and as Vice President of Advanced Technology at Ultratech Stepper. He also served as President of Ultrabeam Lithography, a Division of Ultratech. Dr. Thompson was CEO and President of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium.

Currently, Dr. Thompson is president of his own consulting business providing expertise in the areas of intellectual property and semiconductor materials, equipment, and processing. Dr. Thompson has more than 160 publications and holds 28 patents in the areas of semiconductor processing and materials engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Missouri

Awards:

  • SEMI award for Innovation, 1998, for the invention and development of 248-nm deep-UV lithography

Stephen Moles

Stephen Moles began his entrepreneurial career in the Silicon Valley in California in 1976. His initial start-up company was a manufacturer’s representative firm providing materials to semiconductor manufacturers. Four years later, he co-founded Prism Technologies, which provided a variety of specialized equipment, products, and services to the semiconductor industry on a worldwide basis. His international experience led him to establish Apex Lithography Services, a business based in San Jose, California, supporting microcircuit reticle inspection services to nearly all of the top 20 major semiconductor producers.

Following the sale of Apex, Mr. Moles led a group of investors in the acquisition of MicroProbe, Inc., in Carlsbad, California, providing probe card products and solutions to top-tier semiconductor suppliers worldwide. He served as Chief Executive Officer until 2006, when he transitioned to Chairman of the Board leading to the sale of the company to a private equity group in 2007.

Stephen Moles has served as an adjunct faculty member for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, teaching selected business courses in addition to mentoring students. In 2012, he accepted the invitation to join Missouri State University’s Executive Advisory Council for its College of Business.

Awards:

  • Supplier of the Year, Intel Corporation
  • Named one of the ‘Fifty Fastest Growing Businesses’, San Diego, California, 2006