Chief Executive Officer
May joined Kateeva in 2018.
She is responsible for setting and executing Kateeva’s strategy for global growth. Before being named CEO in March 2020, she was CMO and SVP of Sales. In this role she worked closely with customers on existing display applications, and led programs to extend the company’s equipment solutions to address new applications.
A seasoned semiconductor industry executive, May has worked with technology leaders like KLA-Tencor and Lam Research, implementing strategic growth initiatives that strengthened revenue pipelines and enhanced company success. Previous roles in her three-decade career include: Vice President of Corporate Marketing at KLA-Tencor, Product General Manager at Lam Research, President of US and European Operations at Nova Instruments, VP of Strategic Marketing at Brooks Automation, and VP/GM at Crossing Automation and Aviza Technology.
May holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Chief People Officer
Monica joined Kateeva in 2017.
An experienced HR executive, Monica has helped staff Kateeva with the world-class talent necessary to maintain market leadership for its precision manufacturing equipment for OLED displays. As CPO, she sets Kateeva’s HR vision and develops programs to support the company’s global workforce. In addition, she provides impactful counsel to her internal clients and partners, and implements initiatives to foster an engaging culture. She became CPO in September 2019, following her earlier role as Senior Director of Talent Management.
Monica’s two-decade HR career includes positions at high-tech giants Lam Research and Hitachi Vantara, as well as recruiting firms. Before Kateeva, she managed the global recruiting and mobility teams at Lam, hiring thousands of employees globally during her tenure. In addition, she directed the relocation and immigration programs that supported the acquisition and retention of top talent. At Hitachi Data Systems, she served as Director of Global HR Programs, Director of US Recruiting, and Sr. Sales & Corporate Recruiter. From 1996–2006 she helped grow early stage companies, including Professional Aptitude Council, which involved expanding operations in APAC. She also founded Scholastic Recruiters which was acquired by hotU Inc.
Monica holds a BS degree in Managerial Economics from UC Davis and completed the Human Resources Certification Program at UC Santa Cruz Extension in June 2010. She qualified as a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Coach in August 2018.
Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
Mary joined Kateeva in 2018.
She helps Kateeva maintain technology leadership by implementing disciplines to drive world-class financial performance. She became CFO and Secretary in January 2020 following her earlier role as SVP of Finance.
As SVP of Finance, she helps Kateeva maintain technology leadership by implementing disciplines to drive world-class financial performance. An experienced finance executive, she leads Kateeva’s finance organization with a focus on strategy, process, accountability, and forecast accuracy. She also provides financial counsel to senior management.
Mary’s extensive background in finance comes from her two-decade career at Intel. Before Kateeva, she led Intel’s global revenue team and was responsible for revenue forecasting & accounting, global field sales finance, and risk management. Previously, as a Senior Director on the company’s corporate finance team, she led a financial planning transformation and system implementation program that substantially reduced cycle times for forecasts and AOP. Her earlier roles at Intel included diverse financial-management positions. She left Intel in 2004 to start an artisan chocolate company. She returned to the company in 2011.
She began her finance career at BAE Systems.
Mary holds a BA degree in Management Science from UC San Diego and an MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President of Sales & Service
David joined Kateeva in 2015.
He helped build and now leads a world-class sales, support and field services organization for Kateeva. By forming deep engagements with customers at every touch point in the sales to volume-production cycle, he helps them optimize their experience with Kateeva’s manufacturing equipment. He assumed his current position in March 2020.
Before Kateeva, David held leadership positions in sales, service, and operations with semiconductor capital equipment companies serving manufacturers like Intel, Global Foundries, Samsung and Infineon. His previous positions include: President and Consultant to Global Foundries at INCENTRADE; VP of Sales at General Electric Global Electronic Services; VP of Services at Cymer; Senior Director of Service Operations and Product Development at KLA-Tencor, and Product Support & Account Management roles at Applied Materials.
David earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in California. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Alex joined Kateeva in 2008.
He leads the company’s product development team and applies his deep experience with Kateeva’s early YIELDjet system innovations to design and build enabling manufacturing equipment for new and existing applications. He assumed his current position in March 2020.
As Kateeva’s mechanical engineering team lead, he helped develop, build and install Kateeva’s prototype OLED TFE inkjet printer in under six months. The breakthrough printer—the first-of-its-kind engineered for OLED TFE mass production—fast became the market-leading product used to manufacture high-end smartphone displays, and retains its dominant market share to this day. Over time, by leveraging the YIELDjet platform’s successful system architecture, new tools were designed to enable the development of new display-related printing applications in areas like RGB OLED, quantum dot color filter, electroluminescent quantum dots, and micro-LEDs.
Before Kateeva, Alex worked at Applied Materials developing advanced methods for GaN LED manufacturing as a Member of the Technical staff. This followed earlier roles in mechanical engineering where he helped develop market-leading products for the semiconductor industry.
Alex holds BS and MS degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is named on 50 US patents.
Christopher (Chris) Hauf
Vice President of Technology
Chris joined Kateeva in 2012.
An inkjet and color/imaging science expert, he leads the team that develops the core algorithms and inkjet writing systems that uniquely distinguish Kateeva’s printing systems. He is a key architect of Kateeva’s proprietary SmartMixing software technologies. He assumed his current position in March 2020.
Before Kateeva, Chris spent two decades as a Color and Imaging Scientist with the Eastman Kodak Company. During his tenure he worked on inkjet systems for home and commercial applications, as well as imaging systems for consumer, professional and commercial use. His special expertise was developing color-management strategies, tools, and technologies for Kodak’s world-class imaging solutions in environments ranging from R&D through to product development. His final role at the company was Principal Scientist and member of the Image quality, Reliability and Failure Analysis Team in Kodak’s Graphic Inkjet Platform Center.
Chris received a BS degree in Imaging Science and a MS degree in Color Science, both from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Senior Director of Operations & Manufacturing
Sunil joined Kateeva in 2016.
He drives Kateeva’s operational performance as a technology leader using novel manufacturing strategies and disciplined execution to deliver Kateeva systems to global customers. He assumed his current position in March 2020.
Sunil brings nearly two decades of experience in engineering, operations and supply-chain management to Kateeva, primarily in the semiconductor equipment industry. His special expertise is developing manufacturing techniques and practices to produce complex products with repetitive results, ensuring rapid knowledge transfers from design to manufacturing, and taking new products from concept through commercialization and volume production. At Kateeva, he defines & maintains critical departmental KPIs for new product ramp-ups, fosters tight connections between operations and essential stakeholders in the production ecosystem, and validates success for pilot builds that emphasize on-time delivery, quality & cost.
Before Kateeva, Sunil was a Senior Manufacturing Manager at Mattson Technology, where he led production and manufacturing engineering teams to build, test & ship products. Prior to Mattson, he worked at Novellus Systems designing electro-mechanical hardware for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Sunil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from NITK, India. He earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a special focus on manufacturing, design, fabrication, materials mechanics, MEMS, nanotechnology & semiconductor technology.