Experienced Leadership – Board of Directors
Roger W. Blethen
Roger W. Blethen has been a director of the Company since 1980 and has served as chairman of the board since December 2008. Mr. Blethen also served as chairman of the board of LTX from December 2001 until the merger with Credence Systems Corporation (“Credence”) in August 2008. He was chief executive officer of LTX from September 1996 until November 2005. Mr. Blethen was president of LTX from 1994 to 1996 and a senior vice president from 1985 until 1994. Mr. Blethen was a founder of LTX and served in a number of senior management positions since its formation in 1976.
David G. Tacelli
President and CEO
David G. Tacelli was appointed president and chief executive officer of LTX Corporation in November 2005 and continued in that capacity following the formation of LTX-Credence in August 2008. In December 2013 the Company closed on the acquisition on Multitest and Everett Charles Technologies more than doubling the Company size and its addressable market. In May 2014 the Company changed its name to Xcerra Corporation.
Continuing in the role of president and CEO at Xcerra, Tacelli is responsible for shaping the company‘s vision and strategy for developing innovative semiconductor test solutions including tester, handling equipment and interface products, as well as, the Company‘s printed circuit board (PCB) testers and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) fixture design and fabrication services. From 2002 to 2005, Tacelli served as president and chief operating officer at LTX, responsible for all product development, applications, marketing, sales and customer support activities.
Joining LTX in 1988, Tacelli served in a variety of positions across the company. He served as executive vice president from 1999 to 2002, chief financial officer and treasurer from 1998 to 2000 and vice president of operations from 1996 to 1998. Other roles include director of manufacturing of the mixed signal division from 1994 to 1996, director of customer service from 1992 to 1994, controller and business manager of operations from 1990 to 1992 and controller for sales and support from 1988 to 1990.
Prior to joining LTX, Tacelli was employed by Texas Instruments for seven years in various management positions. He is a graduate of Bryant College.
Mark S. Ain
Mark S. Ain was elected a director of LTX Corporation in 2001 and has continued in that role following the formation of LTX-Credence in August 2008 and then Xcerra in 2014. Mr. Ain has served as lead independent director since June 2010. Since founding Kronos Incorporated, a workforce management company, in 1977, Mr. Ain has held the position of chairman and, until 2005, chief executive officer. Mr. Ain was a consultant from 1974 to 1977, specifically in strategic planning, product development, market research, and organizational development. Prior to that, he was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation both in product development and as sales training director. Mr. Ain serves as a director of Kronos Incorporated, KVH Industries, Inc., VeruTEK Technologies, Inc., and various private companies. He is also active on several professional and charitable boards.
Roger J. Maggs
Roger J. Maggs was elected a director of LTX Corporation in June 1994 and has continued in that role following the formation of LTX-Credence in August 2008 and then Xcerra in 2014. Mr. Maggs is currently a partner at Celtic House Venture Partners, a private equity investment firm. He has held senior positions with that firm since 1994. Mr. Maggs was a vice president of Alcan Aluminum Limited from 1986 until 1994. Mr. Maggs currently sits on the Board of Directors, and serves as chairman, of Sandvine, Inc., a company traded on the London Stock Exchange, and the Toronto Stock Exchange, a position he has held since prior to its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Maggs is an honorary fellow of the University of Wales, Swansea and a governor of Clifton College.
Jorge Titinger was elected a director of LTX-Credence in August 2012 and has continued in that role following the formation of Xcerra in 2014. Mr. Titinger currently serves as president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of Silicon Graphics International Corp., a position he has held since February, 2012. Mr. Titinger served as president and chief executive officer of Verigy Ltd. from January 2011 until October 2011, as president and chief operating officer of Verigy Ltd. from July 2010 to January 2011, and as chief operating officer of Verigy, Ltd. from June 2008 to July 2010. Verigy Ltd. was acquired by Advantest Corporation in July 2011 and Mr. Titinger continued to serve in a transitional role following the acquisition until October 2011 as president and chief executive officer of Verigy Ltd., then a subsidiary of Advantest Corporation. Prior to his service at Verigy Ltd., Mr. Titinger held executive positions at FormFactor, Inc., KLA-Tencor Corporation, and Applied Materials, Inc. Mr. Titinger holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.
Bruce R. Wright
Bruce R. Wright has served as a director of LTX-Credence since 2008 when he was elected in connection with the merger with Credence. He has continued in that role following the formation of Xcerra in 2014. He served as a director of Credence from July 2003 until the formation of LTX-Credence in August 2008. Since June 1999, Mr. Wright has been senior vice president, finance, chief financial officer and secretary of Ultratech, Inc., a photolithography and laser thermal processing equipment company. From May 1997 to May 1999, Mr. Wright served as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Spectrian Corporation, a radio frequency (RF) amplifier company. From November 1994 through May 1997, Mr. Wright was senior vice president of finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Tencor Instruments until its acquisition by KLA Instruments Corporation in 1997, which formed KLA-Tencor Corporation, and from December 1991 through October 1994, Mr. Wright was vice president and chief financial officer of Tencor Instruments.