Our Company
 

Management Team

 

John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Co-founder

John KibarianJohn K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Dr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Dr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Christine Russell, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Russell brings over 25 years of corporate and financial experience to PDF Solutions having served as Chief Financial Officer at UniPixel, Inc., Vendavo, Inc., Evans Analytical Group, Virage Logic, Ceva and OuterBay Technologies, among other companies and positions.  She currently serves as Audit Committee Chair and Director for both QuickLogic Corporation and eGain Corporation. Ms. Russell holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara.

Andrzej Strojwas, Chief Technologist

Andrzej StrojwasAndrzej Strojwas has served as a technical advisor to PDF since the company's founding, and was named its chief technologist in 1997. A Keithley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Strojwas has held senior technical positions at Harris Semiconductor Co., AT&T Bell Labs, Texas Instruments, NEC, Hitachi, SEMATECH, and KLA-Tencor. In addition, Strojwas has consulted for semiconductor companies, equipment vendors, and electronic design automation companies in the area of statistically based CAD/CIM of VLSI circuits. He holds an M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., Vice President, Products and Solutions, Director, and Co-founder

Kimon MichaelsKimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Products and Solutions since July 2010 and has been a Director since November 1995. Mr. Michaels served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability from June 2007 through June 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Dr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.