Dick has more than 50 years of technical and executive electronics manufacturing experience. Named CEO of Promex Industries Inc. in 1995, he provides the vision and leadership that result in unique engineering solutions for which Promex is well known. Dick’s business acumen, as demonstrated by the acquisition of Quik-Pak in 2014, has ensured Promex continues its history of profitability and steady growth. In addition to being an active member of IEEE, IMAPS and OSA, Dick is involved in numerous industry roadmap activities with the IPC, iNEMI and the ITRS Assembly and Packaging Subcommittee. He also chairs the PSMC Assembly and Test Working Group of the Photonics Systems Manufacturing Consortium (PSMC). Previously, he was general manager of Kaptron, president of Advanced Packaging Systems, and held executive and engineering positions at Raychem. Dick earned his MBA from Harvard University and BSEE and MSEE degrees from MIT.
As CTO, Annette leads a team of engineers and technicians responsible for the design, development and production of IC prototypes that require unique packaging and interconnect solutions. In her four years at Promex, she has become particularly adept at developing processes and packages for complex medical, imaging and LED products. This year Annette co-chaired a panel on advanced packaging technologies at SEMICON West and was published in the 2017 METPEC Winter Report. Prior to joining Promex, she was the vice chairperson of IEEE-CPMT, assembly process manager at Silanna Semiconductor, and engineer & program manager at CORWIL. Annette holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Virginia and a BA in Chemistry from Sweet Briar College.
With extensive experience in operations, manufacturing and engineering management in both Fortune 500 companies and startups, Ed directs the day-to-day operations at Promex. Over the past four years he has demonstrated a commitment to quality, as well as a relentless pursuit of solutions to customers’ production challenges. Previously, Ed was VP of Operations at Allvia, Inc., CEO of Mountain Green of Arizona and VP of Operations & Quality at Lightlogic and at Micromodule. He earned his MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology, BS in Material Science Engineering from Purdue University and holds a patent for structures formed using monocrystalline silicon and/or other materials for optical and other applications.
In her 18 years at Promex, Yvonne supported the company as it grew from a handful of engineers and technicians to more than 100 employees at facilities in Silicon Valley and San Diego. In addition to liaising with the various departments at both locations, Yvonne provides Promex and Quik-Pak with all essential human resource functions, monitors compliance with governmental, environmental, health, and safety regulations, and coordinates corporate activities. Yvonne attended the University of San Francisco.
An experienced leader and strategic thinker, Christian sets the operational tempo of the engineering group to enable it to meet aggressive schedules and move into rapidly evolving markets. He thoroughly understands medical device customer needs, having worked with Promex to fabricate products he designed before joining the company. Previously, Christian was the senior director of product development at Triple Ring Technologies, vice president of research and development at Circle Medical (now CIRTEC), director of systems engineering at R2 Technology (now Hologic) and director of development engineering at Natus Medical. Christian holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Rosie has close to 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry serving commercial, medical, and mil-aero customers. She is responsible for supporting the rapid growth of Promex and its Quik-Pak Division by managing business development, sales, marketing and customer support. Rosie also works closely with executive management on strategic engineering and manufacturing initiatives designed to fast track new medical and bioscience products from prototype to volume production. After attending Evergreen Valley College, Rosie launched a career in customer service at Norsk. She later joined CORWIL Technology where she held various sales and customer support positions before being named director of medical technology business development.
In addition to managing Promex’ quality management systems, Rick is involved in driving the company’s operational efficiencies, executing lean manufacturing techniques and engaging engineering and production teams in problem resolution. He began his 20-year career as a program manager at MCMS, and later joined Avnet where he served as a quality engineer and as programming center manager. Rick holds an MBA and BS in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University, an MS in Technology Management from Golden Gate University and an MS in Quality Assurance from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Taren is responsible for the development and maintenance of quality management systems, including policies, procedures, and processes. He is a subject matter expert on FDA QSR, FDA Part II standards, the FDA submission process (PMA, 510k, IDE) and 62304 FDA software validation. Taren uses his experience to ensure Promex complies with ISO, ITAR, OSHA and EPA requirements. Previously, he was the quality manager at Victron, associate director of quality and regulatory at Blowfish Information Technology, regulatory compliance manager at Sanmina-SCI and system integration scientist at Roche Diagnostics. Taren holds an MS in Information Management Systems from DeVry University and a BA in biochemistry from California State University, East Bay.