People: KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC.DF)
24 May 2013
Mr. Richard P. Wallace is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of KLA-Tencor Corporation. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wallace has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer since January 2006 and has also served as President since November 2008. He began at KLA Instruments in 1988 as an applications engineer and has held various general management positions throughout his 24 years with the company, including positions as President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2005 to December 2005, Executive Vice President of the Customer Group from May 2004 to July 2005, and Executive Vice President of the Wafer Inspection Group from July 2000 to May 2004. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Wallace also currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of NetApp, Inc. and SEMI (having served as SEMI’s Chairman of the Board from July 2010 to July 2011 and its Vice-Chairman from July 2009 to July 2010). He also served on the Board of Directors of Beckman Coulter, Inc. from October 2009 until the company was acquired in June 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University, where he also taught strategic marketing and global competitiveness courses after his graduation.
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