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Engineering Manager

San Clemente, California, United States
September 16, 2019

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Stuart Proctor

Cell #: 949-***-**** 226 Trafalgar Lane

Email: San Clemente, CA 92672 LinkedIn Profile: Executive Summary:

Goal-oriented and results-driven senior executive and board member with strong implementation skills. Over 30-years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing, production, procurement, start- ups, products and services. Semiconductor manufacturing technology and product specialist. Reputation as a strong business leader who can drive results through people, process, and technology. A keen eye for opportunity and delivering solution-based value to customers. Extensive P&L management experience. Very good customer facing skills and relationship management.

Entrepreneurial thinker with domestic and international start-up experience. Good business strategist, with solid critical thinking skills.

Education: BEng (Honors) in Electrical & Electronic Eng. (US MSEE equivalent) Honors subjects: Electrical Control Systems and Microelectronics. MBA Technology Management, University of Phoenix. 3.89 GPA. Work History and Experience:

Abio, LLC Jan ‘19 – Present

Positions held:

Co-Founder & Partner

o Business process and improvement consulting and investment firm. Partner with executive leadership teams to transform businesses and increase enterprise value. o Manages a small business investment portfolio in the alternative energy space and professional sports.

Solabundance & H2NRGY Aug ‘15– Present

Positions held:

Co-Founder & CTO

o Four years ago a group of German scientists from the Max Planck Institute, Germany, joined forces with California based engineers, entrepreneurs and business leaders to bring to market a variety of patented German inventions in the energy storage field that are environmentally friendly, sustainable, and economically viable.

Principle at Semiserve Inc. Jan ‘07 – Present

Positions held:

President & CEO

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o Principle of Semiserve Inc., a business consultancy firm and executive mentoring company. As a specialist in strategic planning, consult with business executives and owners to aid their business planning and execution. Also support private equity clients, merchant bankers and individual investors, with fractional CEO/leadership and consultancy services.

o As a qualified Vistage practitioner, our personal coaching focuses on business growth for our members, and provide business leaders with the tools they need to live a more fulfilled life. We work on developing and honing a breakthrough mentality. We unlock true potential by inspiring CEO’s to get clarity and purpose in all aspects of their life. o Non-executive management for Retronix Semiconductor businesses from Dec 2014 through May 2016. Relinquished President and CEO roles at the end of 2014. Exited the business completely in May 2016.

o Semiserve Inc. was a principle shareholder in the Retronix Semiconductor Group of Companies since 2007. Five corporations, spread internationally, each managed from start-up. Retronix Semiconductor became the largest third-party engineering services provider to the Semiconductor manufacturing industry globally. Developed a unique suite of industrial remediation, decontamination and decommissioning capabilities to support the shutdown of semiconductor plants in the US and Europe, including supporting the movement and reconditioning of high-residual-value manufacturing equipment. Retronix Int’l Inc. [Retronix Semiconductor], Aliso Viejo, CA Sept ‘05 – May ‘16 Positions held:

President & CEO, Board of Directors

o Leadership role for fast growing Semiconductor engineering services provider. o Managed the start-up of the business. Responsible to shareholders for business growth goals, and P&L performance.

o Provided contract engineering support to device manufacturers and OEM’s, offering maintenance contracts for a wide range of semicon manufacturing equipment, installation and equipment commissioning services, equipment remediation and decommissioning services, used equipment refurbishment and reconfiguration services. o Built a cost effective nationwide and global infrastructure to support operations and growth.

o Developed responsive recruitment systems and niche engineering capabilities to meet dynamic market demands.

o Developed a portfolio of service products to make the overall business less susceptible to the peaks and troughs cycles in technology manufacturing. This enabled healthy steady year-on-year growth.

o Built strong lasting relationships throughout the marketplace, especially with large strategic customers in key segments; device manufacturers, foundries, and OEM’s. o Developed a reputable brand in the semiconductor engineering services industry. o Achieved >35% CAGR 2005-2014. Business doubled year-on-year 2009 – 2011. Businesses grew by >70% 2013 to 2014.

o Business operates across three continents.

o Sold shareholding in Retronix Semiconductor companies (5 separate corporations) in May 2016, and exited the business.

Conexant Systems/Jazz Semiconductors, Newport Beach, CA Dec ’99- Sept ‘05 Positions held:

Newport Beach Wafer Fab Engineering Director 06/03 – 09/05 o Reported directly to wafer fab SVP & General Manager for a team of 56 wafer fabrication engineers to support 8” silicon wafer foundry operations, continuous improvement programs, engineering and manufacturing research & development, yield enhancement and cost control.

Start-up Director, Jazz China Process Transfer (ASMC), Shanghai 10/02 – 06/03 3 – Stuart Proctor Resume

o Leadership role in Shanghai representing Jazz Semiconductors in the construction and start-up of new wafer fabrication facility in Shanghai, China. o Responsible for project management of facility construction and specification compliance; Procurement of manufacturing equipment, installation and qualification of capital equipment and transfer of Jazz BiCMOS and mixed signal CMOS manufacturing processes to Chinese foundry partner.

o Based in Shanghai for 9-months during factory base-build, commissioning and fab start- up phases.

Photolithography/Metrology/CMP/Surface prep Engineering Manager 12/99 - 10/02 o Led an engineering team of 30+ equipment and process engineers to maintain and improve factory process control, productivity and manufacturing cost. o Instituted many new TPM and lean manufacturing principles. o Responsible for all process excursions and process control engineering investigations. o Responsible for all engineering Corrective Action Requests (CAR’s) as factory quality team leader.

o Responsible for $20M annual maintenance budget, and capex/capacity forecasting for the factory.

o Responsible to General Manager for wafer fab P&L. o Responsible for capital equipment procurement and selection. Dage Group, UK (owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland - RBS) Aug ’99 – Dec ‘99 Positions held: Applications Specialist (pending my US VISA approval) o Short term consulting position while I waited on my US H1B VISA to be approved. o Hired to support RBS build value in their acquisition of the Dage Group by assessing complimentary technology companies that could be added to or to complement further the existing Dage Group.

o Traveled throughout Europe and Asia assessing potential acquisition targets for the RBS. o Visited existing Dage Group key customers to assess the Dage Group performance and further growth opportunities.

o Issued reports and recommendations to the Dage Group Board. o Asked to stay on and report directly to the Dage Group Booard as their VP of Sales and Business Development by the Dage Group CEO before leaving to move to the US. Intel Ireland Ltd., Leixlip, Co Kildare, Ireland Mar ’97 – Aug ‘99 Positions held:

Factory Ramp Team Member on assignment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico & Senior Process Integration Engineer:

o Hired as part of the F14 start-up team in Ireland. Sent to New Mexico on assignment for 6-months to manage F11 Pentium processor manufacturing release, as part of the F14 process transfer team.

o Responsible for front end of the production line device yield. Owned all layers on front end of manufacturing flow prior to first metal contact layer. Worked with functional area process engineers on yield enhancement projects and yield excursion problem solving. o Pentium II/III Processor process flow lecturer. Requires expert and in-depth knowledge of the front and back-end processes and device characterization. NEC(UK) Semiconductors Ltd., Scotland May ’94 – Mar ’97 Wafer Fabrication Manufacturing/Process Engineer (Metal Deposition & Ion Implantation): o Managed all process/equipment engineering issues in metallization and ion implant areas. o Involved analysis and optimization of system uptime and process control. o Also responsible for system procurement negotiations and specification; layout engineering; project planning; tool installation, process qualification and commissioning of new 8” production line.

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MOD, Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane, Scotland Aug’90 – May ’94 Professional Technology Officer, HM Royal Navy – Electronic Weapon Systems Diagnostician:

o Responsible for test, repair, and calibration of all Polaris Submarine Weapon Systems & ATE.

o Responsible for meeting Royal Naval service commitments. Involved in-depth technical knowledge of Polaris submarine weapon systems and microwave/RF navigation control systems.

o Included several short-term Naval assignments during University break. Granted a Naval scholarship to go to University 1991 – 1994.

o Coordinated and prepared sea trials for H.M.S. Vanguard Trident Submarine. Assuring on time delivery, sea trials readiness and onshore berthing facilities engineering. MOD, Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane, Scotland Aug’86 - Aug’90 4 year Ministry of Defense Technical Apprenticeship, HM Royal Navy: o Trained and worked on various Polaris Nuclear Weapons System electronic sub-systems

& control systems within the submarine base and onboard HM SSBN and conventionally armed submarines.

Hobbies & Interests:

o Enjoy most sports particularly rugby, soccer, swimming, skiing, fly-fishing and golf. o Played soccer at highest amateur level in Scotland, US and in China (1988 – 2004). o Coached Youth Rugby from 2007 through present. Forwards coach for Southern California Elite U18 [varsity] select team.


o San Clemente Youth Rugby Club U16 head coach, and Member of the Board of Directors as Fundraising Director.

o Founding Member of San Clemente High School Rugby Program Board of Directors. o Head coach for San Clemente High School Triton Rugby Club, JV & V. o Forwards coach for SCYR OC Griffins U16 Regional All-Stars Team 2016 & U18 Regional All-Stars Team 2017.

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