Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Vinciarelli founded the Corporation in 1981 and has been Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Prior to founding the Corporation, from 1977 until 1980, he was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. From 1973 through 1976, he was a Fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in Meyrin, Switzerland. Dr. Vinciarelli received his doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Vinciarelli holds more than 100 patents for power conversion technology.
Corporate Vice President, Engineering, Power Systems
Mr. Crilly has served in his current role since 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Crilly served as Vice President, Engineering, VI Chip. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Crilly held the position of Director of Sustaining Engineering, and, from 2000 to 2006, the position of Manager, Test Engineering. Previously, Mr. Crilly held the positions of Project Manager, from 1996 to 2000, and Senior Test Engineer, from 1993 to 1996. Prior to joining the Corporation in 1993, Mr. Crilly was Vice President of Applications Engineering at Intepro Systems, specializing in power electronics test equipment. Earlier, he was employed in engineering roles at Schaffner and Nixdorf Computer. Mr. Crilly received a B.Eng. in Electronics from the Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland.
Philip D. Davies
Corporate Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
Mr. Davies has served in his current role since 2011. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Davies was employed by the Solid State Light Engine business unit of OSRAM Sylvania as Business Creation Team Leader from September 2010 to February 2011. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Davies held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing, with NoblePeak Vision Corporation, a developer of night vision camera cores. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Davies served in various positions with Analog Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits, most recently as Director of World Wide Business Development. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Davies served in a number of positions with Allegro MicroSystems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance power and Hall-effect sensor integrated circuits, most recently as Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Davies received a B.S.E.E. and a Masters degree in Power Electronics from the University of Glamorgan.
Robert Gendron, P.E.
Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing & Technical Resources
Mr. Gendron has served in his current role since 2017. From 2014 to 2107, Mr. Gendron served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the Picor and VI Chip subsidiaries of the Corporation. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Picor. Prior to joining Picor, Mr. Gendron has held senior marketing and sales roles at various semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor, International Rectifier, and Volterra. Mr. Gendron also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of New Hampshire Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, an M.B.A. from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire, and is a registered Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Nancy L. Grava
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Grava has served in her current role since 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Grava held the position of Director, Human Resources. From 2002 to 2009, Ms. Grava held the position of Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits and, from 1999 to 2002, the position of Manager, Compensation and Benefits. Previously, Ms. Grava held various other positions within Human Resources since joining the Corporation in 1993. Ms. Grava received a B.A. from the Massachusetts School of Liberal Arts and an M.B.A. from Bentley University.
Corporate Vice President, Engineering, Power Components
Mr. Gusinov has served in his current role since 2015. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Gusinov served as Vice President of Design Engineering for Picor Corporation. He joined Picor in 2004 as Director of IC Design. Prior to joining Picor, Mr. Gusinov was employed by SIPEX Corporation from 1996 to 2004, most recently as Vice President of Design Engineering, Power Management. From 1986 to 1996, he was employed by Analog Devices, Inc., developing integrated circuits for telecom, fiber optics, video, and related applications. Mr. Gusinov received a B.S.E.E. from Boston University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Gordon Institute of Tufts University.
Joseph A. Jeffery, Jr.
Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Jeffery has served in his current role since 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Jeffery served as Vice President, Applications Development. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Jeffery held the position of Director of Manufacturing Systems. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Jeffery was employed for 27 years by M/A-COM Technology Solutions, serving in a variety of technical and management positions in their microwave, millimeter wave semiconductor, and IC business units. Mr. Jeffery received an Associate’s degree (EEE) from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Michael S. McNamara
Corporate Vice President, General Manager, Operations
Mr. McNamara has served in his current role since 2015. Mr. McNamara held the positions of Corporate Vice President, Quality and Technical Operations, from May 2011 to May 2015, Vice President, Quality and Technical Operation of the Corporation’s Brick Business Unit from 2008 to 2011, Vice President, Quality of the Corporation’s Brick Business Unit from 2006 to 2008, Senior Director of Quality from 2001 to 2008, Manager of Quality, Data and Analysis from 1999 to 2001 and Senior Quality Engineer from 1995 to 1999. Prior to joining the Corporation in 1995, Mr. McNamara was employed by Alpha Industries Inc., the predecessor to Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Mr. McNamara received a B.S. in Industrial Technology from the University of Lowell.
Richard J. Nagel, Jr.
Corporate Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Nagel has served in his current role since 2006. From December 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Nagel also held the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Nagel held the position of Senior Director, Corporate Controller, and, from 1996 to 2005, Director, Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Corporation in 1996, Mr. Nagel was employed by Ernst & Young LLP, an international public accounting firm, serving in a variety of positions from 1982 to 1996, most recently as Senior Manager. Mr. Nagel received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.
James A. Simms
Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary
Mr. Simms has been our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary since 2008. In 2016, Mr. Simms was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of VLT, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation that owns a majority of the Corporation’s patents. From 2007 until 2008, he was a Managing Director of Needham & Company, LLC, an investment banking and asset management firm. Previously, he had served as a Managing Director with the investment banking firm of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (from 2004 to 2007) and as a Managing Director of the investment banking firm of Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc. (from 1997 to 2004). Mr. Simms served as a member of the Board of Directors of PAR Technology Corporation (from 2001 to 2014), a publicly-held provider of information technology solutions in the hospitality and specialty retail industries and a provider of advanced technology systems and support services to the United States military and other governmental agencies. Mr. Simms received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Corporate Vice President, President Picor Corporation
Mr. Tuozzolo has been President of Picor Corporation since 2003. Previously, he had been Director of Integrated Circuit Engineering for the Corporation, from February 2003 to November 2003, and Manager of Integrated Circuit Design, from 2001 to February 2003. Before joining the Corporation in 2001, Mr. Tuozzolo was a Principal Design Engineer for SIPEX Corporation, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Tuozzolo has authored nine U.S. patents in semiconductor design. He attended the University of Rome and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.