Interests outside of work: golf, sailing, running, traveling

Education: BSEE, University of Michigan, 1982

Long term goal: Retire happy and young enough to sail around the world!

Past experience: I started at Teradyne as a design engineer in Boston and worked with global customers early on. I then worked as a project leader from 1984-1988 and moved to Japan in 1989 for a role in marketing. I became GM of our Japan Division in 1992 and returned to the U.S. as a division-engineering manager in 1999. In 2001, I became Semiconductor Test Marketing Manger and since 2003 I have served as the Semiconductor Test President. In 2012, I became the President of Teradyne and in 2013 I became the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

How would you describe your career path to reach your current position?
Take a chance. Try new things, get broad experience by tackling new jobs and new geographies. Don't think too far ahead about what comes next. Focus on the current job - do it well, get a result and have an impact.

Why did you choose to work at Teradyne?
Teradyne is made up of eclectic and interesting people working on challenging technology and has a global reach, yet remains small sized.

What is most challenging about your job?
The rapid pace of change in the semiconductor business and underlying technologies present both challenges and opportunities.

What do you find most rewarding about your job?
I love seeing the evolution of electronics years ahead of products entering the market. We work with all the major semiconductor companies in every region of the globe to ensure we can meet their testing challenges years in advance.

How do you think the people at Teradyne differ from those you might find in other companies?
The people at Teradyne are incredibly talented and enjoy the breadth and complexity of what we do.  

How you view the corporate culture? 
I like the "a company without doors" aspect of Teradyne. We have a very free flow of information and ideas up, down, left, and right. We try to keep the barriers created by hierarchy to a minimum.